One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An exhibition or contest in which cowboys show their skill at riding broncos, roping calves, wrestling steers, etc.
- ‘Jane thought, amazed, that there honestly wasn't one thing about rodeos she didn't find absolutely entertaining.’
- ‘Cade was moving towards the squeeze chute that restrained the cow while the injection was given, the same contraption Erin had seen rodeos use when cowboys mounted the steers.’
- ‘The portraits - one depicting a black female rodeo rider, the other a white male steer wrestler - are, at 20 by 16 inches each, modest in scale.’
- ‘Jane smiled to herself as she walked back into Ty's room; she couldn't wait to go to the rodeos with him.’
- ‘They had a ranch there, and put on rodeos for the public as well.’
- ‘Even at the rodeo, I would paint the guys before or after, but not on the bulls.’
- ‘All of his movies seem to be the same, except for that one where he wore a cowboy hat and they tried to rope and hogtie him at the rodeo.’
- ‘The catalyst for the piece, as Carlson instructed us in advance, was a spell of aphasia resulting from an accident she sustained while studying rodeo skills.’
- ‘He is a motherless boy with an irresponsible alcoholic father, a fading rodeo star, who has trouble holding down a job and keeping the household together.’
- ‘It didn't help his ego that Ty was doing better than him in the rodeos this year.’
- ‘Once out west, the bus makes a scheduled stop in Fairfield where the annual rodeo is in progress.’
- ‘An electrical engineer in Florida, he has participated in competitive rodeos since age 10.’
- ‘I worked with horses, broke the young ones, rode in the rodeos.’
- ‘The electric bull gives city folk the means to live out their rodeo aspirations.’
- ‘May, who lives in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, has for years conducted an illicit affair with a rodeo cowboy named Eddie.’
- ‘Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, it is the story of a range-hand and a rodeo cowboy who meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection.’
- ‘In Fort Worth horses evoke rodeo and Baltimore is home to the Preakness Stakes, one of the races that make up the triple crown.’
- ‘I'm doing a college paper on rodeos, more specifically Saddle Bronc Riding, and I was wondering if you could tell me a little bit about it?’
- ‘Sometimes, after rodeos, he would sing country songs at the dances.’
- ‘Romantic comedies rank near the bottom of my list of entertainment preferences, just above professional wrestling and rodeo.’
- 1.1 An exhibition or contest demonstrating other skills, such as motorcycle riding or canoeing.
2A roundup of cattle on a ranch for branding, counting, etc.gathering together, collecting up, collection, assembly, assembling, rally, rallying, muster, mustering, marshallingView synonyms
- 2.1 An enclosure for a roundup of cattle.
- 2.1 An enclosure for a roundup of cattle.
3(in snowboarding and surfing) an aerial maneuver combining a forward or backward flip with a rotation.‘her backside rodeo landed her on her back’
- ‘Rodeo flips, misty flips and back flips are just a small selection of his skiing repertoire.’
- ‘The drill is to charge downslope at the towering ramp and catapult off the top lip into a McTwist, a Rodeo Flip, or some other contortion.’
- ‘This opened the door for Boyd Easley who pipped Jon Olsson to the post in the finals with a difficult trick: switch rodeo 720 mute grab.’
- ‘You did the Frontside 540 Rodeo Flip, in '88.’
- ‘Progressive surfers are now launching as high as eight feet (no kite strings attached), pulling airs, alley-oops, and extraordinarily difficult rodeo flips.’
- ‘Land more rodeo flips.’
Compete in a rodeo.
- ‘He spent his youth rodeoing, riding saddle and bareback broncs.’
- ‘The vintage black and white photographs tell the tales of the days when rough stock, rodeoing and breeding great horses ruled the way of life.’
- ‘When you start rodeoing you meet people, and usually, unless they're only seasonal, you keep on seeing them.’
- ‘My grandfather and father all rodeoed, my brother and sister rodeoed.’
- ‘I have great memories from those days, just singing all night long and rodeoing during the day and I like the rodeo group.’
not be someone's first rodeo (or not be someone's first time at the rodeo)
Used to indicate that someone is not naive or inexperienced.‘I'm a professional. This ain't my first time at the rodeo’
- ‘This isn't my first rodeo, though. I've worked in professional racing since 1984.’
- ‘But this isn't our first time at the rodeo, we have years of Olympic watching under our belts.’
- ‘The cover remained because this wasn't the city's first rodeo in terms of keeping things hush-hush - not with the NSA in town.’
- ‘I'm ready for the race. This isn't my first rodeo.’
- ‘Well, you know, this is my 13th year in the mayor's office and this is not our first rodeo.’
- ‘The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sure know how to block punts, this isn't their first rodeo.’
- ‘"It's not my first time at the rodeo," he told The Washington Times.’
- ‘Then again, this isn't her first time at the rodeo - Coppola has previously served as a guest editor for French Vogue.’
- ‘Strauses Colin and Greg are taking up directing duties here, and while this isn't their first rodeo, it's damn sure their biggest.’
- ‘It's not your first rodeo and it's not congresswoman Blackburn's. 96% of the congress gets returned to office.’
Mid 19th century: from Spanish, from rodear ‘go round’, based on Latin rotare ‘rotate’.
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