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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
First recorded in 1590-1600; club + man1
Related forms
clubmanship, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for clubman
Historical Examples
  • You have only known me in my decadence, an idle and unprofitable London clubman.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • A clubman never pays an attendant for refreshment or food served.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • He had the clothes of a clubman, the benignity of a clergyman, and the dignity of an undertaker.

    Bizarre Lawton Mackall
  • When he was a little younger Harper used to be quite a clubman.

    What's your hurry? George Niblo
  • He had been a broker and a clubman, and was high up in the world.

    The Autobiography of a Thief Hutchins Hapgood
  • Also Robbie was making a reputation as a clubman and bon vivant.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • 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
  • What impressed the clubman most was the persistence and omnipresence of the reporters.

  • The clubman turned around and displayed his collarless neck.

  • "Looked somethin' like this gentleman here," indicating the clubman.

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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