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country club

noun
1.
a club, usually in a suburban district, with a clubhouse and grounds, offering various social activities and generally having facilities for tennis, golf, swimming, etc.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
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Examples from the web for country club
  • From the beach, the shag migrated inland and found fertile ground in country club and cotton crossroads alike.
  • Ben sold newspapers at the train station, then became a caddy at a nearby country club.
  • Today it is a golf course and country club, as well as a beautiful hotel and restaurant.
  • The final piece of the puzzle may be the development of a country club atmosphere in higher education.
  • Been asked to remark on the quality of the clay tennis courts at a country club.
  • So here's a low-cost plan, even if it won't win envy points at the country club.
  • All he wanted was to be accepted into the country club.
  • We lived in a big, gray stone house in the best part of town, and our parents belonged to the country club.
  • He'd be playing it, sipping, and playing tennis at the country club.
  • The country club has a membership option, which gives members prime tee times, but the club also welcomes the general public.
British Dictionary definitions for country club

country club

noun
1.
a club in the country, having sporting and social facilities
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Slang definitions & phrases for country club

country club

modifier

Characteristic of the wealthy: Tax cheating is a country-club crime, like insider trading

[1890s+; The date is based on the earliest potential use, that is, on the first occurrence of such primarily golfing clubs of generally exclusive membership]


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