coun·try-club | \ ˈkən-trē-ˌkləb \

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

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Part of Schonbraun’s business is to refurbish dated country clubs, and about two years ago, Orange Lawn hired him as a consultant to redevelop the premises, reduce debt and increase membership. David Waldstein, New York Times, "Serving Up the Past and the Future at Orange Lawn," 26 Apr. 2018 ClubCorp, meanwhile, owns or operates more than 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs and alumni clubs in 27 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries, according to its website. Jacob Adelman,, "Indian Wells owner in talks to acquire Philmont, other golf clubs, company chief says," 16 Apr. 2018 In particular, more aggressive, contact team sports were off limits, while country club leisure activities, like tennis played in white dresses, were acceptable for women. Mari Uyehara, GQ, "How Title IX Gave Rise to the Dad Fan," 11 June 2018 Image Paola Duguet and Brett James Murphy were married May 19 at the Apawamis Club, a country club in Rye, N.Y. Susie Mordoh, a Universal Life minister, officiated. New York Times, "Paola Duguet, Brett Murphy," 20 May 2018 The event is held on the outskirts of the city at the exclusive country club, the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. Aly Vance, CNN, "Van der Vleuten: The father-son duo teaming up in Madrid," 3 May 2018 He and three of his friends boosted a 1958 Buick Skylark from a country club parking lot. Longreads, "The Cold War and its Fallout," 16 June 2018 At least eight homes were affected, plus a country club, a busy intersection, a Lowe’s home improvement store, and the local American Legion post, the largest in the world. Chris Bodenner, Smithsonian, "The Science Behind Florida’s Sinkhole Epidemic," 30 Mar. 2011 Surveillance video recorded early that morning showed Abrahamson walk from the country club while carrying something in his left hand. Tonya Alanez,, "Murder was elaborately staged suicide, police say," 13 July 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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