su·​per·​club ˌsü-pər-ˈkləb How to pronounce superclub (audio)
plural superclubs
: an extremely large, impressive, or prestigious club: such as
: a large nightclub or similar establishment
A row has erupted in Singapore after a prominent DJ said a nightclub made him give up the decks so the son of Malaysia's prime minister could perform. The Zouk superclub, a local institution, has said the incident was "a misunderstanding"…Tessa Wong
: a sports team consisting of top-level talent often assembled from other teams
He rose to fame as the Dutch club's linchpin while it dominated Europe in the early 1970s. Then, in 1973, he signed for Barcelona, long before it was the superclub it is now.Joshua Robinson

Examples of superclub in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fans did their part, tossing puffs of snow for each Bills score, giving the venue a touch of sparkly, Las Vegas superclub vibes, supplemented by confetti or streamers. NBC News, 16 Jan. 2024 These are teams that have, by the standards of the superclubs, been thrown together by compromise and cost control. Rory Smith, New York Times, 10 May 2023 Betis thinks like a superclub, even though its financial standing doesn’t always allow it. Henry Flynn, Forbes, 1 Apr. 2023 European soccer became more and more commercialized in the 1980s and ’90s, but everything changed in 2003 when Chelsea—not part of the traditional European elite—was bought by the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, instantly becoming a superclub in terms of wealth. Tom McTague, The Atlantic, 28 May 2022 But there is no reason as to why silverware cannot be tasted at home, and therefore see the end to a two-year trophy drought unthinkable for a fading superclub. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 But in that short time Barcelona has become a study in how quickly a superclub can build a world-beating women’s side simply by deciding to care. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 22 Apr. 2022 Not helping accelerate the superclub's downfall into debts of $1.6bn wasn't just the pandemic, however, but also the mismanagement of former president Josep Bartomeu. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 The front of superclub Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel is boarded up, its LED screens blank and lifeless. Marcus Barnes, Billboard, 23 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superclub was in 1920

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“Superclub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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