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[ nahyt-kluhb ]


  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.


/ ˈnaɪtˌklʌb /


  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
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Derived Forms

  • ˈnightˌclubber, noun
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Other Words From

  • nightclubber noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of nightclub1

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; night + club
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Example Sentences

Five years ago, NBA guard Thabo Sefolosha was standing outside a nightclub when he was tackled by five New York Police Department officers, one of whom broke his leg with a baton.

The three blocks from around 15th to 18th street include many LGBTQ businesses, as well as a variety of popular nightclubs, restaurants, and coffee shops.

But, yeah, no, I don’t have any MeToo stories, but I certainly saw enough of those guys that have been named lurking around at nightclubs and restaurants and bars and hotels over the years.

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Outbreaks have been linked to restaurants, choir practices, fitness classes, nightclubs and other spots where people congregate.

The NYC Hospitality Alliance, which includes restaurants, bars and nightclubs, said a survey of its members found that 87 percent could not pay their full August rent.

In St. Louis, I believe, for a change of clothes and to go to a nightclub.

Dick Gregory recalled what it had been like to be the first black comedian to perform in a white nightclub.

For her first film, she played a woman caught in a love triangle between a nightclub owner and a country boy.

The rap mogul was one of three people shot early Sunday at West Hollywood nightclub.

Its addictive “sidebar of shame” catalogues every celebrity roll of fat, fashion faux pas, and shaky early-morning nightclub exit.

She met Larry in the Sunside Lounge, a cabaret as nice as any terran nightclub she had ever seen.

There was even a nightclub in Lunar City where one highball cost the equivalent of—say—a week's pay for a secretary like Babs.

He told—somebody told about Jack Ruby—he went to his nightclub, he never did go to nightclub.

Had you frequented a nightclub in Irving or in Dallas prior to November 24, 1963?

Then after that time there was also no hint or mention of any nightclub people.





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