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[kluhb-muh n, -man] /ˈklʌb mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural clubmen
[kluhb-muh n, -men] /ˈklʌb mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
a man who belongs to a club, especially a fashionable club, and is active in club life.
Origin of clubman
1590-1600; club + man1
Related forms
clubmanship, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for clubman
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  • A clubman was hurrying back with a young man who carried a small black bag.

    The Golf Course Mystery Chester K. Steele
  • You have only known me in my decadence, an idle and unprofitable London clubman.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • At one corner of the house, unseen by the clubman, a head had cautiously slipped forth.

    The Pathless Trail Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
  • He had the clothes of a clubman, the benignity of a clergyman, and the dignity of an undertaker.

    Bizarre Lawton Mackall
  • A complete change of costume is not convenient, and you never see a New York clubman on the streets in riding togs.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • When he was a little younger Harper used to be quite a clubman.

    What's your hurry? George Niblo
  • At the foot of one giant tree, on a bed of gray moss, the clubman laid his little charge and threw himself at her feet.

  • He had been a broker and a clubman, and was high up in the world.

    The Autobiography of a Thief Hutchins Hapgood
  • But, after all, the sword exercise is only the hewing and poking of the clubman developed and perfected.

    Science and Education Thomas H. Huxley
  • But he gave the clubman the word and the rope was lifted from the prisoner's neck.

    The Pathless Trail Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
British Dictionary definitions for clubman


noun (pl) -men
a man who is an enthusiastic member of a club or clubs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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