clubhouse

[kluhb-hous]
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noun, plural club·hous·es [kluhb-hou-ziz] /ˈklʌbˌhaʊ zɪz/.

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.

Nearby words

  1. clubby,
  2. clubface,
  3. clubfoot,
  4. clubhand,
  5. clubhaul,
  6. clubhouse sandwich,
  7. clubland,
  8. clubman,
  9. clubroom,
  10. clubroot

Origin of clubhouse

First recorded in 1810–20; club + house

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British Dictionary definitions for club-house

clubhouse

noun

the premises of a sports or other club, esp a golf club
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Word Origin and History for club-house

club-house

n.

also clubhouse, "place of meeting and refreshment always open to those who sre members of the club," 1818, from club (n.) in the associative sense + house (n.). Clubhouse lawyer is baseball slang by 1940s.

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