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dude ranch

n.
A resort patterned after a Western ranch, featuring camping, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities.
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dude ranch

n
US and Canadian a ranch used as a holiday resort offering activities such as riding and camping
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dude′ ranch`


n.
a ranch operated as a vacation resort.
[1920–25]
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dude, dude ranch - A dude is a city-dweller, especially one vacationing on a ranch—hence, dude ranch.
See also related terms for ranch.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dude ranch - a holiday resort offering ranch activities (riding and camping)dude ranch - a holiday resort offering ranch activities (riding and camping)
holiday resort, resort, resort hotel - a hotel located in a resort area
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Translations

dude ranch

n (US) → Touristenranch f, → Ferienranch f
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Those willing to trade an infinity pool for a pristine pond and spa treatments for cattle wrangling will enjoy a break at the Gros Ventre River Ranch dude ranch overlooking the Grand Tetons in Wyoming.
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Then Megan accidently stumbles upon a dangerous secret--it is during the height of prohibition and her in-laws are selling whiskey from their dude ranch. Fears are amplified when a rumor spreads of a prohibition agent coming to town.
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The former dude ranch located in Tabernash, near Winter Park, has been a resort since 1946, with cabins, lodges, inns and several Nordic ski and spa packages for anyone who wants to get away.
An avid fly fisherman and horseback rider, Blewett resided in Alameda, California, with his wife, Ellen, for the last thirty years but spent his summers at his dude ranch high in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.
Fred the Frog and his Apple Bunch buddies had no idea about the Texas adventure that was in store for them when they started their trip to the dude ranch. They learned how to rope and ride, but when one mischievous longhorn left the herd, the pals from Appleton sprang into action.
QI vaguely remember a wonderful lesbian romance set on a dude ranch in the US.
It was a Dude Ranch in the summer, and a hunting operation in the spring and fall.