[ kluhb-ee ]
/ ˈklʌb i /

adjective, club·bi·er, club·bi·est.

characteristic of a club: The room had a warm, clubby atmosphere.
very friendly; intimate; chummy: He became clubby with the bartender, who slipped him many free drinks.
socially exclusive; cliquish: Their group is very clubby and unfriendly.
inclined to join clubs.

Origin of clubby

First recorded in 1855–60; club + -y1

Related forms

club·bi·ly, adverbclub·bi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for clubby


/ (ˈklʌbɪ) /

adjective -bier or -biest

sociable, esp effusively so
exclusive or cliquish

Derived Forms

clubbily, adverb
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