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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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Before the pandemic, Anderson-DeBose Co. threw a prom-like banquet at a country club for employees and their guests -- and even covered overnight hotel stays. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "These employers are making workers happy: Welcome to Top Workplaces 2020," 28 June 2020 In 2012 and 2013, Overby was paid about $760,000, plus a Cadillac Escalade, country club membership, two cellphone plans, a 100% match on his 401(k) contributions and other perks, according to Office of the Comptroller of Currency records. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Executive who milked small-town Wisconsin bank of $1.6 million avoids prison," 11 July 2020 The country club wasn’t told about that initial appraisal until after eminent-domain proceedings were launched. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "Ohio Supreme Court to decide whether state historical society can take over golf course built on ancient earthworks," 8 July 2020 The country club also stated that the property could be preserved and designated a World Heritage Site (which is far from assured at this point) without breaking the lease. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "Ohio Supreme Court to decide whether state historical society can take over golf course built on ancient earthworks," 8 July 2020 The Post first reported that Roberts suffered the fall June 21 at a Maryland country club, one of whose members is the court's newest associate justice, Brett Kavanaugh. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Chief Justice John Roberts suffered fall requiring hospitalization in June," 8 July 2020 In the months and years to come, Fisher plans to work with the country club to honor Fredrickson. oregonlive, "Oswego Lake Country Club golf pro Sean Fredrickson and his 3 children killed in plane crash at Idaho lake," 7 July 2020 But other than that, when Beckham walked into a country club, the focus was on him. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, "U of L's Mark Beckham takes pride in being a Black coach in a predominately white sport," 1 July 2020 With all of the quiet, and players being allowed to practice in shorts, Tuesday felt like a slow Sunday morning at any country club. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Welcome back, Rocket Mortgage Classic. We definitely needed you," 30 June 2020

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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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“Country-club.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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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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