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clubhouse

[kluhb-hous] /ˈklʌbˌhaʊs/
noun, plural clubhouses
[kluhb-hou-ziz] /ˈklʌbˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a building or room occupied by a club.
2.
a building or area used for social or recreational activities by occupants of an apartment complex, institution, etc.
3.
an athletic team's dressing room.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; club + house
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British Dictionary definitions for club-house

clubhouse

/ˈklʌbˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
the premises of a sports or other club, esp a golf club
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Word Origin and History for club-house
n.

also clubhouse, "place of meeting and refreshment always open to those who sre members of the club," 1818, from club (n.) in the associative sense + house (n.). Clubhouse lawyer is baseball slang by 1940s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for club-house

clubhouse

modifier

Having to do with routine and sometimes shady urban partisan politics: Dinkins, 62, is a classic clubhouse politician (1960s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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