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club·by

 (klŭb′ē)
adj. club·bi·er, club·bi·est
1. Typical of a club or club members.
2. Friendly; sociable.
3. Clannish; exclusive.

club′bi·ness n.

clubby

(ˈklʌbɪ)
adj, -bier or -biest
1. sociable, esp effusively so
2. exclusive or cliquish
ˈclubbily adv

club•by

(ˈklʌb i)

adj. -bi•er, -bi•est.
1. very friendly; sociable.
2. socially exclusive; cliquish.
[1855–60]
club′bi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clubby - effusively sociable; "a clubbish set"; "we got rather clubby"
sociable - inclined to or conducive to companionship with others; "a sociable occasion"; "enjoyed a sociable chat"; "a sociable conversation"; "Americans are sociable and gregarious"
2.clubby - befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
private - confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"
Translations

clubby

adj (inf)gesellig
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