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clubby

[kluhb-ee] /ˈklʌb i/
adjective, clubbier, clubbiest.
1.
characteristic of a club:
The room had a warm, clubby atmosphere.
2.
very friendly; intimate; chummy:
He became clubby with the bartender, who slipped him many free drinks.
3.
socially exclusive; cliquish:
Their group is very clubby and unfriendly.
4.
inclined to join clubs.
Origin of clubby
1855-1860
1855-60; club + -y1
Related forms
clubbily, adverb
clubbiness, noun
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clubby

/ˈklʌbɪ/
adjective -bier, -biest
1.
sociable, esp effusively so
2.
exclusive or cliquish
Derived Forms
clubbily, adverb
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Word Origin and History for clubby
adj.

"of a social disposition," 1859, from club (n.) in the associative sense + -y (2). Related: Clubbily; clubbiness.

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