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

Examples of country-club in a Sentence

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The ceremony was held in a grove of trees between the railroad tracks and a narrow gravel road on land now owned by a country club. Joe Heim, Washington Post, "Sacred ground, now reclaimed: A Charlottesville story," 7 July 2018 The two went to dinner at a country club near Guenther’s house. Andy Benoit,, "How an NFL Defense Is Built," 21 June 2018 The wedding guest who was shot while waiting for an Uber outside of an Atlanta country club early Sunday manages restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area, ABC affiliate WJLA-TV reported. Campbell Lutz, ajc, "Country club shooting victim ID’d as manager of several restaurants in D.C. area," 13 July 2018 City officials this week added a condition to the country club agreements that any private use be put through a competitive bidding process. Karen Berkowitz,, "New pitch for golf practice facility at Highland Park Country Club gets cool reception," 12 July 2018 During the recession, many people dropped their country club memberships as an unnecessary expense. Kate Talerico, The Courier-Journal, "Going out of business, golf courses become prime redevelopment targets," 5 July 2018 Apparently, people who rent airplanes are just as hard up as country club members. Dustin Gardiner, azcentral, "10 Arizona laws that actually exist: Private armies, food-wasting ban, windshield repairs," 27 June 2018 And for non-US players, the atmosphere generated by a raucous and patriotic New York crowd has been more akin to a bear pit than a cultured country club mixer. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "US Open 2018: Feisty fans add to emotional roller coaster of Shinnecock," 12 June 2018 Despite having the appearance of an affluent community, including numerous golf courses and country clubs, Meador said the Granbury school disrict has between 45 and 50 percent of its students on free or reduced lunches during the school year. Rick Mauch, star-telegram, "Free summer lunches a tasty hit in Fort Worth area," 3 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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