[ las-oh, la-soo ]
/ ˈlæs oʊ, læˈsu /

noun, plural las·sos, las·soes.

a long rope or line of hide or other material with a running noose at one end, used for roping horses, cattle, etc.

verb (used with object), las·soed, las·so·ing.

to catch with or as with a lasso.

Origin of lasso

1760–70; <Spanish lazo<Latin laqueus noose, bond; see lace


las·so·er, nounun·las·soed, adjective

Definition for lasso (2 of 2)

[ lah-soh ]
/ ˈlɑ soʊ /


Orlando di [dee], /di/, Orlandus Lassus, 1532–94, Flemish composer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for lasso

/ (læˈsuː, ˈlæsəʊ) /

noun plural -sos or -soes

a long rope or thong with a running noose at one end, used (esp in America) for roping horses, cattle, etc; lariat

verb -sos, -soes, -soing or -soed

(tr) to catch with or as if with a lasso

Derived forms of lasso

lassoer, noun

Word Origin for lasso

C19: from Spanish lazo, ultimately from Latin laqueus noose
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