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Definition of "clubby" [clubby]

  • Typical of a club or club members. (adjective)
  • Friendly; sociable. (adjective)
  • Clannish; exclusive. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clubby" in a sentence
  • "But a number of commentators noted that the accusations against Mr. Strauss-Kahn pointed not only to elitism in the Socialist party - the "caviar left" - but also to what they termed clubby corruption and even immorality."
  • "The toughest week for a big-league clubby is the one before spring training."
  • "Bring together the righteous, the greedy and the the 'clubby' and you have all the ingredients for a good dramatic play."