country-club

adjective
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

country club

noun

Definition of country club (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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In the sequel, the HSM gang spends their summer break working at a fictional country club called Lava Springs, which is owned by Sharpay’s wealthy family. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Corbin Bleu Revisited the Iconic Country Club from "High School Musical 2"," 19 Aug. 2019 Trump had purchased a country club out of foreclosure in Briarcliff Manor, New York, in 1996 and began renovating the golf course and building dozens of homes and condominiums. Anchorage Daily News, "How a Trump construction crew has relied on immigrants without legal status," 9 Aug. 2019 Emerald Hills was developed in the 1920s as a country club and golf course. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Encanto Neighborhoods: ‘Enchanted’ communities are home to Jackie Robinson Y, Holy Cross cemetery," 30 June 2019 The property touts an organic vegetable garden and sits on five acres near the 9th hole of a country club. Pueng Vongs, The Mercury News, "Photos: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen selling mansion for $39.5 million," 7 Aug. 2019 Also, late-night trespassers rendezvous at the country club’s pool area and steal ice cream.(File / La Cañada Valley Sun) July 30 Vehicle burglary: 2300 block of Florencita Avenue, Montrose. La Cañada Valley Sun, "Crime Report: 6 more La Cañada homes targeted by burglars since July 30," 7 Aug. 2019 Another four points was deducted from the country club’s score because the person in charge did not have an irreversible thermometer or heat strips for the heat sanitizing dish machine, the inspector noted. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, "The 10 worst Jefferson County restaurant health scores for July 2019," 5 Aug. 2019 The facility had a relationship with a country club in Calabasas. Rachel Deloache Williams, Time, "Anna "Delvey" Sorokin Was My Friend. Here's How I Helped Bring the Fake Heiress to Justice," 18 July 2019 At Win Son, the chef Trigg Brown, 30, is not remotely Taiwanese, but happened to be mentored by a chef from Taiwan while cooking at a country club in Virginia, and became obsessed. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "A New Generation of Chefs Reframes Taiwanese Cuisine in America," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of country-club

Adjective

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1762, in the meaning defined above

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country club

noun

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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