American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A public competition or exhibition in which skills such as riding broncos or roping calves are displayed.
- n. A cattle roundup.
- n. An enclosure for keeping cattle that have been rounded up.
- From the Spanish verb rodear (to “surround”), and specifically rodeo, noun derived from the verb, which refers to a cattle roundup. (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, corral, rodeo, from rodear, to surround, from rueda, wheel, from Latin rota. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Mexico has its own version of the rodeo is called la charreada.”
“The $20,000 prize money for the first Stampede was the highest amount awarded in rodeo competition, at that time, and the Stampede was a huge success.”
“With nowhere else to turn, I called the rodeo office in Swift Current.”
“Professional rodeo is now one of the most popular forms of family entertainment in North America.”
“The pose doesn’t come naturally to the Brazilians, for in their country rodeo is more homey than steely.”
“Though the rodeo was an event for New Yorkers to gawk at starting at $15 a ticket, bull riding is a family tradition and a serious livelihood for many of the riders.”
“He is a Clem McSpadden Pioneer Award winner for his lifelong work in rodeo.”
“It wasn't badenough that she started with an expletive, but to call a rodeo a HUMANE event bordered on the ludicrous.”
“The winner of a rodeo beauty pageant is called a rodeo queen.”
“The rodeo was a chance for them to get together for the first time outside of the military.”
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