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

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 By coincidence, Oregon State baseball’s Dugout Club simultaneously held its annual golf tournament at the country club. oregonlive, 14 Sep. 2021 The town of Woodside, which borders the Cañada campus, has only the pool at Woodside High at the far eastern edge of town, and the pool at the exclusive country club across the street. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Aug. 2021 The day before his practice session, Tsitsipas was sitting in a ballroom at the same country club, chatting animatedly on pretty much any subject that happened to come up. Lauren Collins, Vogue, 16 Aug. 2021 The fanciest of all the fancy Kook locations in the show must be the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, which was a stand-in for the country club that hosted the Midsummer Night's party in Season 1. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 11 Aug. 2021 Members of the country club are in the dark about why the killings happened, a friend of Siller's said Tuesday morning. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 7 July 2021 Auriemma said about half a million dollars was spent to renovate The Hollow, which is named after the Globe Hollow Reservoir that runs alongside the country club. Susan Dunne,, 5 June 2021 This is a man who demanded to see 20 different golf hats before picking the one Furio Giunta would swat off a doctor’s head at a country club in one Sopranos episode. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 1 Sep. 2021 Last year, Roberts fell while at a country club near his suburban Maryland home, hit his head and was rushed to a hospital by ambulance. Joan Biskupic, CNN, 1 Sep. 2021

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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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The first known use of country-club was in 1762

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“Country-club.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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