club·​by | \ ˈklə-bē How to pronounce clubby (audio) \
clubbier; clubbiest

Definition of clubby

: characteristic of a club or club members: such as
a : displaying friendliness especially to other members of the same social group : sociable
b : open only to qualified or approved persons : select, elite

Other Words from clubby

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 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 Planta, along with a new location of clubby Wynwood taqueria Coyo Taco and fast-rising Miami chain Sushi Maki, are three of five new restaurants destined for the Fort Lauderdale drag this fall and winter. Phillip Valys,, 3 Sep. 2021 While the showroom’s elegant and hip industrial design ticks with thousands of premium timepieces in pristine showcases, subtle lighting and sleek furniture impart a gracious, clubby, low-key vibe. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 The new angels have the potential to transform a venture capital industry that has been stubbornly clubby. New York Times, 9 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of clubby

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Clubby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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