noun, plural ro·de·os.
verb (used without object), ro·de·oed, ro·de·o·ing.
Origin of rodeo
Examples from the Web for rodeo
When Brooks went into his second song, an old hit called “Rodeo,” the cheers grew so loud it was hard to hear him sing.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.|David Masciotra|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the movie, Matthew McConaughey plays a rodeo cowboy diagnosed with AIDS.
He resisted the lures of the buckle bunnies who linger late in a rodeo arena, looking to sidle up against the winners.
This was the rodeo equivalent of pulling the sword out of the stone.
“If anything got in the way of a rodeo, like a ball game, the ball game would have to wait,” Clyde Frost said.
He had gone to ask the old settler to give us a hand with the cattle next day at the rodeo, or "round-up."Adventures in Many Lands|Various
Later, he asks the waitress down to the Rodeo Eatin' House, while he's waitin' for his train, for a serve-yet.Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
If he is not represented at the rodeo, he is notified and arranges to get the animals.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker
Ylario, it is in my mind that I promised you the position of /vaquero/ on the San Carlos range at the fall /rodeo/.Heart of the West|O. Henry
Even a girl had noted that the rough work had been turned over to a new American from the first circle of the rodeo.The Treasure Trail|Marah Ellis Ryan
British Dictionary definitions for rodeo
noun plural -os mainly US and Canadian
Word Origin for rodeo
Word Origin and History for rodeo
1914 as public entertainment show of horse-riding skill, from earlier meaning "cattle round-up" (1834), from Spanish rodeo, "pen for cattle at a fair or market," literally "a going round," from rodear "go round, surround," related to rodare "revolve, roll," from Latin rotare "go around" (see rotary).