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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

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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 |, 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 His father, Francis Kenney, a traveling salesman specializing in women’s gloves, had worked as a caddy at elite country clubs and noticed that the players tended to have Ivy League educations. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Jerome P. Kenney Led Merrill Lynch’s Push Into Investment Banking," 28 June 2019 Triple gated including the main country club’s west and east entrances, the Eagle Ridge gate, and the property’s own gated courtyard entry, this spectacular estate is a breathtaking showcase created by The DeBene Group. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Spectacular Italian-style Eagle Ridge estate," 11 June 2019 Maybe because this weird little town has a high population of childless country club doyennes with no relatives to pass their Chanel couture suits onto. Chelsea Peng, Marie Claire, "6 Crucial Tips on How to Unearth the Best Stuff at Thrift Stores," 16 Aug. 2017

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1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1762, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of country-club was in 1762

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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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