Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. rude; clownish
  • adj. Disposed to club together.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rude; clownish.
  • adj. Disposed to club together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rude; clownish; rustic.
  • Disposed to associate or club together; clubable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. effusively sociable

Etymologies

club +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It may also be that, eventually at least, the Litblog Co-op was perceived as a too narrowly-constituted, "clubbish" sort of group.

    Statement of Purpose

  • No one would issue such a direct order, but cloaked in silence is intent, and in a system of "clubbish" cronyism, accomplishment of inferred intent is richly rewarded.

    Speaking the Unspeakable

  • He railed at his daughter Susan for being chubby (he wanted her to be as sleek and blond and country-clubbish as the daughters of his neighbors), criticized his son Ben for being a sissy, and seemed to love only his youngest child, Federico (born in Italy).

    John Cheever's Cruel Paradoxes

  • Panic ensues, servants flee, taking the silver with them (a problem only to Corf and his wealthy, clubbish friends), horses are confiscated for food and as stray dogs begin to disappear from the streets, corpses began to appear in them and in the by-ways and countrysides.

    “. . . in the stiff, dead fingers, the petition of his slaves who toiled in Hell's Bottom.”

  • I know I'm in the minority here, but I approve in general terms of the clubbish nature when taken in context of the larger checks and balances of the entire system.

    A Health Care Role for Hillary - Swampland - TIME.com

  • The persistence of this sartorial custom beyond its natural lifespan—and in the American justice system of all places—is not merely a quirk of history but testament to the deep and tenaciously clubbish culture that still afflicts the highest levels and most intransigently closed circles of power.

    The new Solicitor General -- Elena Kagan -- is female, so the question is: What will she wear?

  • But that's how the clubbish DC elite seem to see him, and in his willingness to ignore Libby's culpability in the situation and the penalty he should most assuredly pay having been found guilty by a jury of his peers Bauer shows himself to be yet another DC lawyer with little regard for the judicial process that has managed to be successfully carried out despite tremendous opposition from those it threatens.

    Jane Hamsher: Pardoning Scooter Libby -- Still a Bad Idea

  • No one would issue such a direct order, but cloaked in silence is intent, and in a system of “clubbish” cronyism, accomplishment of inferred intent is richly rewarded.

    Speaking the Unspeakable

  • I think it would be very interesting, though, for him to take note of the fact that he has this sort of a clubbish, this clubbish, this frat boy mentality that permeates his program.

    CNN Transcript Apr 10, 2007

  • We see glimmers of that in some machinima projects, like Red v Blue or in Flash-shorts like Homestar Runner, a clubbish sense of ownership by its fans that turn them into relentless marketers of the net-art.

    Boing Boing: May 23, 2004 - May 29, 2004 Archives

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