[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
Related formslas·so·er, nounun·las·soed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for lassoing

capture, seize, snag, arrest, take, pick, grab, snare, trap, fasten, fix, pin, nab, entangle, bag, ensnare, hook, enmesh, catch, lasso

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British Dictionary definitions for lassoing


noun plural -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
Derived Formslassoer, noun

Word Origin for lasso

C19: from Spanish lazo, ultimately from Latin laqueus noose
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Word Origin and History for lassoing


1807 (v.); 1808 (n.), American English, from Spanish lazo, from Latin laqueum (nominative laqueus) "noose, snare" (see lace (n.)).

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