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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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Didn’t compete in any tournaments outside of country club golf until the summer before college. Beth Ann Nichols, Detroit Free Press, "Women's pro golfer in Michigan returns to roots as nurse to help in coronavirus pandemic," 6 May 2020 When the schools and the country club closed amid the pandemic, Fernandez immediately applied for traditional unemployment and began a long and unsatisfying journey that’s led her to a wait for PUA. Amanda Garrett,, "Thousands in Ohio still wait for unemployment help," 3 May 2020 ArchitectureWorks worked with the homeowners and a local sawyer to repurpose felled trees from a nearby country club and turn them into full-round posts. al, "This pavilion is the ideal spot for an Alabama lake day," 14 Apr. 2020 Bentwater is a prestigious country club community with a restricted access gate, golf course, tennis courts, fitness center, restaurant, yacht club and marina. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Live on a secluded island off Lake Conroe in this just listed, $4.25M 'Glass House'," 31 Jan. 2020 Legislators are prohibited by law from spending their campaign cash on themselves, for example, to pay for a country club membership or a vacation to Disney World. Jake Bernstein, The New York Review of Books, "The Fundraising Pulpit," 8 Apr. 2020 In just five years, the town had a railway station, a country club, a department store and an ice plant. 1843, "Confederacy in the ’hood," 2 Apr. 2020 Just as every country club duffer envisions himself on the back nine at The Masters, most weekend anglers have at some point fancied the idea of making a living fishing for bass. Pete Robbins, Field & Stream, "Meet the 10 Highest-Earners in Professional Bass Fishing," 6 Mar. 2020 The country club was incorporated in 1921 on 180 acres, according to its website. Fox News, "New Jersey golfers collect supplies to donate to local hospital amid coronavirus outbreak," 29 Mar. 2020

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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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“Country-club.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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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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