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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kluhb-ee]
    • /ˈklʌb i/
    • /ˈklə.bi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kluhb-ee]
    • /ˈklʌb i/

Definitions of clubby word

  • adjective clubby If you describe an institution or a group of people as clubby, you mean that all the people in it are friendly with each other and do not welcome other people in. 3
  • adjective clubby sociable, esp effusively so 3
  • adjective clubby exclusive or cliquish 3
  • adjective clubby friendly or sociable, esp. in an effusive way 3
  • adjective clubby restricted, clannish, or exclusive, as some clubs are 3
  • adjective clubby characteristic of a club: The room had a warm, clubby atmosphere. 1

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Origin of clubby

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60; club + -y1

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Parts of speech for Clubby


clubby popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

clubby usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clubby

adj clubby

  • pleasant — pleasing, agreeable, or enjoyable; giving pleasure: pleasant news.
  • genial — of or relating to the chin.
  • amiable — Someone who is amiable is friendly and pleasant to be with.
  • polite — showing good manners toward others, as in behavior, speech, etc.; courteous; civil: a polite reply.
  • urbane — having the polish and suavity regarded as characteristic of sophisticated social life in major cities: an urbane manner.

adjective clubby

  • cosy — A house or room that is cosy is comfortable and warm.
  • neighbourly — (British, Canada) Showing the qualities of a friendly and helpful neighbour.
  • favourable — Pleasing, encouraging or approving.
  • amical — (now rare) Friendly, amicable.
  • devoted — Someone who is devoted to a person loves that person very much.

Antonyms for clubby

adj clubby

  • hateful — arousing hate or deserving to be hated: the hateful oppression of dictators.
  • unfriendly — not amicable; not friendly or kindly in disposition; unsympathetic; aloof: an unfriendly coldness of manner.
  • irritable — easily irritated or annoyed; readily excited to impatience or anger.
  • impolite — not polite or courteous; discourteous; rude: an impolite reply.
  • uncivil — without good manners; unmannerly; rude; impolite; discourteous.

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