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dude ranch

a ranch operated primarily as a vacation resort.
Origin of dude ranch
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The air was dry like the summer we spent at a dude ranch in Arizona.

    The Water Eater Win Marks
  • If you could make a dude ranch out o' this and worry him enough, he'd give you about any price you asked, to quit.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart
  • If you listen, maybe you'll hear something making a noise like a dude ranch, Pink.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart
  • No amount of dude ranch duds, gold spurs or Indian jewelry could hide his stiletto mentality.

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Well, the Double O isn't in the dude ranch region, neither is it exactly a wilderness.

    The Trail of Conflict

    Emilie Baker Loring
  • dude ranch life offers rugged outdoor exercise, or pleasant relaxation.

    Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Union Pacific Corporation
  • Ten years from now, thar won't be a cow hand ner a gun outside a dude ranch er a rodeo.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • The Eatons' "dude ranch" had developed in a totally unexpected direction.

British Dictionary definitions for dude ranch

dude ranch

(US & Canadian) a ranch used as a holiday resort offering activities such as riding and camping
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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