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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.
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the state of being clubby
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The terminology reflected more than just the clubbiness of a powerful industry, according to authorities and several lawsuits.
They engineered the frequent dinner parties that contributed to the school's clubbiness and collegiality at the same time that they drove carpools, cooked the meals, volunteered, and, sometimes, also worked outside the home.
To explain the phenomenon McMillan introduces the argument elaborated by Harvard Professor Roger Owen in his work The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life, that of the "demonstration effect": "Because Arab heads of state meet on such a regular basis at summit conferences of organizations like the League of Arab States (and, to a lesser extent, the Gulf Cooperation Council) and issue joint communiques stating a common position on many issues, a certain "clubbiness" has developed amongst them, regardless of whether their countries are conservative kingdoms or a military republics" (p.
Perceptions of clubbiness, and odours of favouritism, real or imagined, quickly become overwhelming when only teachers judge teachers, only nurses judge nurses, and so on.
And the clubbiness: the recent death of Edmonde Charles-Roux reminds us that she won the Prix Goncourt in 1966 for a roman a clef about being fired from the French Vogue published only months after she was fired.
Too much of UK business is still geared up for men, in terms of its social habits, its small talk, its clubbiness.
Early data show that while half of the first-time women directors appointed have added to board clubbiness (related to promoters or non-independent), the other half have been sourced from outside the club, with nomination committees being forced to work harder than their usual perfunctory "who should we pick out of those we know and rate well".
Harry Redknapp suggesting Hodgson was an FA gimp picked for his clubbiness and his malleability, devoid of inspiration.
There is a disturbing "clubbiness" about the kind of Englishness that I have been discussing in Three Guineas and "A Sketch of the Past": by its very nature Deep England can only be truly appreciated and understood if one is already a part of it.
Are you ever worried about clubbiness? That NNPN divides the world into "in" playwrights and "out" playwrights, the "in" theatres and the "out" theatres?
The trolley, and the male clubbiness of the restaurant, have gone.
Corporations with directors who enjoy the prestige, pay and clubbiness of board membership yet are clueless at providing sound corporate governance.