[ kluhb-muhn, -man ]

noun,plural club·men [kluhb-muhn, -men]. /ˈklʌb mən, -ˌmɛn/.
  1. a man who belongs to a club, especially a fashionable club, and is active in club life.

Origin of clubman

First recorded in 1590–1600; club + man

Other words from clubman

  • club·man·ship, noun

Words Nearby clubman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use clubman in a sentence

  • A clubman never pays an attendant for refreshment or food served.

    The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain
  • In 1879 a clubman would no more have thought of walking down Pall Mall in brown boots than of flying.

  • Say, goin' up those stairs where I live I cert'n'ly must 'a' sounded like a well-known clubman gettin' home from an Elks' banquet.

    Bunker Bean | Harry Leon Wilson
  • Our Alpine clubman affords while in the Alps an example of almost perpetual motion.

    Italian Alps | Douglas William Freshfield
  • But why has Raymond S. Cotton, wealthy clubman and financier and prominent in north-shore society circles, disappeared?

    Erik Dorn | Ben Hecht

British Dictionary definitions for clubman


/ (ˈklʌbmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. a man who is an enthusiastic member of a club or clubs

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