country-club

adjective coun·try-club \ ˈkən-trē-ˌkləb \
|Updated on: 21 Jul 2018

Definition of country-club

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

First Known Use of country-club

1894

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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country club

noun

Definition of country club

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

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First Known Use of country club

1762

in the meaning defined above

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COUNTRY-CLUB Defined for English Language Learners

country club

Definition of country club for English Language Learners

  • : a private club where people go for social events and to play golf, tennis, etc.


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