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[kluhb-hous] /ˈklʌbˌhaʊs/
noun, plural clubhouses
[kluhb-hou-ziz] /ˈklʌbˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
a building or room occupied by a club.
a building or area used for social or recreational activities by occupants of an apartment complex, institution, etc.
an athletic team's dressing room.
Origin of clubhouse
1810-20; club + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for clubhouse
  • The athletes and their coaches apologized for not having a clubhouse in which to serve tea.
  • He has furnished his cramped office clubhouse-style, with sports paraphernalia and souvenirs.
  • The one-story red-brick clubhouse fronts onto a well-tended, mostly flat course carved out of the woods.
  • So when she announced last week that she was pretty much closing up the clubhouse, publishing houses shuddered.
  • And if that kind of spectacle drives fans crazy, imagine how it could destroy a clubhouse.
  • We put all the equipment and everything on the first floor of the clubhouse.
  • He went back into the clubhouse and changed, and after that he was almost flawless.
  • He licked a chocolate ice cream cone as he left the clubhouse.
  • At the clubhouse, a wooden roof covers a dirt patch with a wooden picnic table and benches where players sip cans of beer.
  • Champagne was joyously sprayed throughout the clubhouse.
British Dictionary definitions for clubhouse


the premises of a sports or other club, esp a golf club
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for clubhouse



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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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