coun·​try-club | \ ˈkən-trē-ˌkləb How to pronounce country-club (audio) \

Definition of country-club

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : typical, characteristic, or suggestive of a country club a country-club atmosphere a country-club prison
2 : having qualities (such as affluence) associated with the members of a country club a country-club conservative

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Definition of country club (Entry 2 of 2)

: a suburban club for social life and recreation especially : one having a golf course

Examples of country-club in a Sentence

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For starters, the location and venue are likely more unique than your average country club affair. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Most Extravagant and Enviable Destination Weddings in Vogue," 11 Jan. 2019 New Urban West has agreed to purchase the land from investor Michael Schlesinger, who bought the struggling country club back in 2012 and closed it a few months later. Teri Figueroa,, "Clubhouse coming down on long-closed but still controversial golf course site," 26 Apr. 2018 And about a half-dozen local country clubs and parks have courts, including 13 indoor courts at the ClearOne Sports Centre on North John Young Parkway in Orlando. Michael Candelaria,, "Pickleball growing more popular in Central Florida: 'It's addicting'," 6 Apr. 2018 The country club is about 2 miles southwest of Interstate 71 and Ohio 3. Marc Bona,, "Medina Beer Fest tickets on sale," 7 Feb. 2018 The tent, which was constructed over the country club’s pool, was far from ordinary. Kt Merry, Harper's BAZAAR, "From Dallas, With Love: This Texas Wedding Redefined Effortless Elegance," 7 Nov. 2018 In reality, only the streets along the area’s Buffalo Bayou—known as Billionaire’s Row—along with the country club’s golf course, flooded. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "How Harvey Transformed House-Hunting in Houston," 24 Oct. 2018 And the country club is about 20 — a 20-minute drive from my parents’ home. Alvin Chang, Vox, "Every time Ford and Kavanaugh answered the question — and didn't answer the question," 28 Sep. 2018 The city of Milton purchased the country club for $5 million in January, transforming the 140 acres from private to public open space. Alaa Elassar, ajc, "Milton opening former country club pool to the public," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of country-club


1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1762, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of country club

: a private club where people go for social events and to play golf, tennis, etc.

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