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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 of country club

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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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

noun
  1. a club in the country, having sporting and social facilities
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