[ las-oh, la-soo ]
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noun,plural las·sos, las·soes.
  1. 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.
  1. to catch with or as with a lasso.

Origin of lasso

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

Other words from lasso

  • las·so·er, noun
  • un·las·soed, adjective

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[ lah-soh ]

  1. Orlando di [dee], /di/, Orlandus Lassus, 1532–94, Flemish composer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for lasso


/ (læˈsuː, ˈlæsəʊ) /

nounplural -sos or -soes
  1. 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
  1. (tr) to catch with or as if with a lasso

Origin of lasso

C19: from Spanish lazo, ultimately from Latin laqueus noose

Derived forms of lasso

  • lassoer, noun

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