rodeo: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (rō'dē-ō", rō-dā'ō), [key]
— n., pl. v., -de•os, -de•oed, -de•o•ing.
- a public exhibition of cowboy skills, as bronco riding and calf roping.
- a roundup of cattle.
- any contest offering prizes in various events: a bicycle rodeo for kids under twelve.
- (cap. italics) a ballet (1942) choreographed by Agnes de Mille, with musical score by Aaron Copland.
- to participate or compete in a rodeo or rodeos: He's been rodeoing since he was twelve.
- rodeo (Thesaurus)