clubbing

noun
club·​bing | \ ˈklə-biŋ How to pronounce clubbing (audio) \

Definition of clubbing

1 : the activity of patronizing nightclubs At three in the morning, it's a different scene: friends coming off a night of clubbing trade stories of their conquests …— Javier Cabral
2 : the condition of being clubbed In March, during a life-insurance medical examination, he said, Dr. John C. Greco, a physician in Bridge City, had called to his attention the fact that he had developed finger clubbing.— Paul Brodeur

First Known Use of clubbing

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of clubbing was in 1593

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“Clubbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clubbing. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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clubbing

noun
club·​bing | \ ˈkləb-iŋ How to pronounce clubbing (audio) \

Medical Definition of clubbing

: the condition of being clubbed clubbing of the fingers and toes

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