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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
First recorded in 1810-20; club + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At the clubhouse later, there were guffaws of laughter as Mylert described the way that Joe had stood Mallinson on his head.

  • There's a clubhouse there now, instead of his old eating house, they say.

    Maw's Vacation Emerson Hough
  • But she came out very frankly, when they started back to the clubhouse.

    Dangerous Days Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The atmosphere was lightened, and the brougham drew up at the clubhouse.

    Jewel Clara Louise Burnham
  • That's what the poor kid gets for hanging about that clubhouse all the time.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
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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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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