club·​by ˈklə-bē How to pronounce clubby (audio)
clubbier; clubbiest
: characteristic of a club or club members: such as
: displaying friendliness especially to other members of the same social group : sociable
: open only to qualified or approved persons : select, elite
clubbiness noun

Examples of clubby in a Sentence

the clubby world of New York's social elite new in town, she was hoping some of her clubbier coworkers might show her the city's hot spots
Recent Examples on the Web Boyega also debuted a clubbier Versace look in a black-and-yellow button-down shirt and black pants. Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 15 June 2023 With two movie studios nearby, the dark, clubby haunt was a fixture for celebrities and other entertainment-industry types through the 1970s. Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2023 But this doesn’t always lead to deeper engagement with the work, and the velocity of snappy, viral tweets only deepens the notoriously clubby drama of each profession. WIRED, 8 Sep. 2022 Sky Suites’ 420 accommodations have shed dark, clubby interiors for a look inspired by the views from their floor-to-ceiling windows. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Chapek has struggled to ingratiate himself with Hollywood’s notoriously clubby culture of creatives and the reporters who cover them. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 But while other eateries slowly came back to life as restrictions eased, the Lambs Club—housed in a tight, clubby space, with no windows or exterior access—was far more difficult to revive. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 13 Apr. 2022 This clubby high-end taqueria from Wynwood is migrating north to Las Olas and expects to debut in mid-January inside the former SuViche on the ground floor of the downtown Bank of America building. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, 6 Jan. 2022 For now, at least, the small, clubby groups of Broadway movers and shakers are making efforts to open up. Gordon Cox, Variety, 6 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clubby was in 1859

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“Clubby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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