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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
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I have just learned that we were blackballed from the country club.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
  • We'll need one for running out to the country club to dinner.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • She wasn't in with the country club set, and most of the young married crowd seemed to pass her up too.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • She telephoned the country club that morning, and found that Palmer had not been there.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I knew a suburb where some of the men I had met at the country club lived and we went out there.

    One Way Out William Carleton
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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