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country club

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 of country club
1865-70, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Of course he had had love affairs, mostly with the country-club set.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • These, and the presence everywhere of savages, rather take away from the first country-club effect.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • A house anywhere else was taboo, unless one went right out into the country, on the country-club side of the town.

    I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
  • The country-club set took themselves very seriously—at least as seriously as they took anything.

    The Cricket Marjorie Cooke
  • Yeh see, Si Tompkins has sort of a country-club meetin at his store every week on this night, an I haint never missed one!

    Natalie: A Garden Scout Lillian Elizabeth Roy
British Dictionary definitions for country-club

country club

a club in the country, having sporting and social facilities
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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country club


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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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