Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An untrained or partially trained horse or pony of western North America.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A horse of western North America that is wild or not fully broken.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as broncho.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. On the northwestern plains of the United States, an unbroken or imperfectly broken horse, usually a mustang or Indian pony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang

Etymologies

American Spanish, from Spanish, wild, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruncus, knot in a tree, perhaps from Latin broccus, projecting (influenced by truncus, stump).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish broncoĀ ("rough"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "{quoted text} guess what so called bronco fan. what makes them professional anything? the fact that somebody gave them a job. to put this all off on shanahan and his gang of thugs is to put blinders on and make believe the world is a ..."

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • The charreada evolved from informal contests the vaqueros or cowboys held to show off their ranching skills, such as bronco riding and roping.

    Charreada in Guadalajara

  • i cant believe a so-called bronco fan would bad mouth shanny, i never hear about steeler fans talk bad about knoll or 49er fans bad mouth walsh, you should turn in your jersy.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • He had handled his Indian scouts and dealt with the "bronco" Indians, the renegades from the tribes, in circumstances of extreme peril; for he had seen the sullen, moody Apaches when they suddenly went crazy with wolfish blood-lust, and in their madness wished to kill whomever was nearest.

    II. To Cuba

  • Because it is funny, like "Barking up a whole new can of worms" ...... broncos314 wrote: Yea, Daniel it certainly sounds like you and your "bronco" cronies (did I spell cronies right) want the broncos to succeed, sorry if my double digit IQ isn't processing all you negative BS as bronco support.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Yea, Daniel it certainly sounds like you and your "bronco" cronies (did I spell cronies right) want the broncos to succeed, sorry if my double digit IQ isn't processing all you negative BS as bronco support.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Although the two groups obtained about the same total IQ score, the California group found some culture-loaded words such as "bronco" and "thermos" easy, while the London group found them difficult.

    The Civic Platform - A Political Journal of Ideas and Analysis

  • (vaqueros) held contests among themselves to show off ranching skills such as bronco riding and roping.

    Charros And Charreadas, A Mexican Tradition

  • In this video, a horse-lover and yoga practitioner explores how to create a more meaningful bond with your bronco.

    Horse Yoga: Connect Your Mind With Your Equine (VIDEO)

  • A steel ramrod from a musket is a wild whipping thing, and Phil is right -- it kicks like a bronco.

    Flying Ramrods and Broken Noses

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