clubby

[kluhb-ee]
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:
1855–60; club + -y1

clubbily, adverb
clubbiness, noun
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clubby (ˈklʌbɪ)
 
adj , -bier, -biest
1.  sociable, esp effusively so
2.  exclusive or cliquish
 
'clubbily
 
adv

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Example sentences
There are a few dozen labs worldwide engaged in this research, and the
  atmosphere among them is laid-back and clubby.
In such a clubby, comfortable place, pronouncements about the origin of the
  cosmos seem a bit overreaching.
Before the financial crisis, the banking industry was too concentrated and
  clubby.
Friendly, he is clubby to the point of downright intimacy.
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