Definition of rodeo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrəʊdiəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈroʊdioʊ//
; BrE BrE//rəʊˈdeɪəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//roʊˈdeɪoʊ//
(pl. rodeos) Equine sports
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a public competition, especially in the US, in which people show their skill at riding wild horses and catching cattle with ropes See related entries: Equine sports Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Spanish, from rodear ‘go round’, based on Latin rotare ‘rotate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rodeo

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