[kluhb-muh n, -man]

noun, plural club·men [kluhb-muh n, -men] /ˈklʌb mən, -ˌmɛn/.

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 + man1
Related formsclub·man·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for clubman

Historical Examples of clubman

  • You have only known me in my decadence, an idle and unprofitable London clubman.

    Jill the Reckless

    P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

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

    The Complete Bachelor

    Walter Germain

  • He had the clothes of a clubman, the benignity of a clergyman, and the dignity of an undertaker.


    Lawton Mackall

  • When he was a little younger Harper used to be quite a clubman.

    What's your hurry?

    George Niblo

  • He had been a broker and a clubman, and was high up in the world.

British Dictionary definitions for clubman


noun plural -men

a man who is an enthusiastic member of a club or clubs
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