dude ranch

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dude ranch

:a vacation resort offering activities (such as horseback riding) typical of western ranches

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First Known Use of dude ranch

1899


DUDE RANCH Defined for English Language Learners

dude ranch

noun

Definition of dude ranch for English Language Learners

  • : a large farm especially in the western U.S. where people on vacation can ride horses and do other activities that cowboys typically do


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