—n. 1. a public exhibition of cowboy skills, as bronco riding and calf roping.
2. a roundup of cattle.
3. Informal.any contest offering prizes in various events: a bicycle rodeo for kids under twelve. 4. (cap. italics) a ballet (1942) choreographed by Agnes de Mille, with musical score by Aaron Copland.
—v.i. to participate or compete in a rodeo or rodeos: He's been rodeoing since he was twelve.