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rodeo

[ roh-dee-oh, roh-dey-oh ]
/ 藞ro蕣 di藢o蕣, ro蕣藞de瑟 o蕣 /
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noun, plural ro路de路os.
a public exhibition of cowboy skills, as bronco riding and calf roping.
a roundup of cattle.
Informal. any contest offering prizes in various events: a bicycle rodeo for kids under twelve.
(initial capital letter, italics) a ballet (1942) choreographed by Agnes de Mille, with musical score by Aaron Copland.
verb (used without object), ro路de路oed, ro路de路o路ing.
to participate or compete in a rodeo or rodeos: He's been rodeoing since he was twelve.
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Origin of rodeo

1825鈥35; <Spanish: cattle ring, derivative of rodear to go round, itself derivative of rueda wheel <Latin rota

OTHER WORDS FROM rodeo

ro路de路o路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rodeo

rodeo
/ (藞r蓹蕣d瑟藢蓹蕣) /

noun plural -os mainly US and Canadian
a display of the skills of cowboys, including bareback riding, steer wrangling, etc
the rounding up of cattle for branding, counting, inspection, etc
an enclosure for cattle that have been rounded up

Word Origin for rodeo

C19: from Spanish, from rodear to go around, from rueda a wheel, from Latin rota
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