Definition of rodeo clown in US English:

rodeo clown


  • (at a rodeo) a person whose job is to distract the bull from a competitor who has been unseated in a bull-riding event, or to provide comic entertainment for an audience between events.

    ‘for the past five years as a rodeo clown Harrison has kept riders out of harm's way’
    ‘if you enjoy making people laugh, you might wonder how to become a rodeo clown’
    • ‘Rodeo clown Big Al keeps the crowd entertained between events.’
    • ‘The RAM Rodeo Tour includes bronco riding, roping competitions, barrel racing and ladies breakaway roping as well as trick riding and rodeo clowns.’
    • ‘But most fell off in a second or two and rolled clear of the beast as rodeo clowns waved the bull through a gate.’
    • ‘I stocked up here for the job I had one summer working on the PBR tour as a rodeo clown.’
    • ‘The inaugural Rodeo New Orleans features a full slate of competitive events, professional rodeo clowns, trick riders and more.’