country-club

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adjective

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

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noun

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

Example Sentences

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Noun
Driving an old-timer is like having lunch at the country club with your stuffy uncle. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 3 Oct. 2022 In many ways, these communities offer a common ground, akin to a country club. Mike Hume, Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2022 On the range, LIV is compared to a member-guest at a mediocre country club. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 17 Oct. 2022 The country club isn't the only place seeing surging interest. Dana Jacobson, CBS News, 22 Oct. 2022 Within that landscape, Rome has always stood somewhat apart, with a Republican majority that has traditionally been more country club than gun club. Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2022 Within that landscape, Rome has always stood somewhat apart, with a Republican majority that has traditionally been more country club than gun club. Stephanie Mccrummen, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Mar. 2022 An Arkansas man is suing a country club and car dealership for not being awarded a prize that was offered for sinking hole-in-one on the course's 10th tee. Elizabeth Heckman, Fox News, 17 Oct. 2022 A couple of days later, the country club’s new head chef falls to his death from the grand staircase. Sun Sentinel, 5 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1762, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of country-club was in 1762

Dictionary Entries Near country-club

country-bred

country-club

country club

Cite this Entry

“Country-club.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/country-club. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

country club

noun
: a suburban club for social life and recreation
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