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nightclub

[nahyt-kluhb]
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noun
  1. Also night club. an establishment for evening entertainment, generally open until the early morning, that serves liquor and usually food and offers patrons music, comedy acts, a floor show, or dancing; nightspot.
verb (used without object), night·clubbed, night·club·bing.
  1. to visit nightclubs.

Origin of nightclub

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; night + club
Related formsnight·club·ber, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nightclubbing

nightclub

noun
  1. a place of entertainment open until late at night, formerly offering food, drink, a floor show, dancing, etc, but now usually featuring loud amplified music for dancing
Derived Formsnightclubber, noun
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Word Origin and History for nightclubbing

nightclub

n.

also night-club, "club open at night," 1894, from night + club (n.) in the social sense.

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