from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Suited to membership in a social club; sociable.
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- adj. sociable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Suitable for membership in a club; sociable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. inclined to club together
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John Tooley is a part-time senior youth worker, who for two nights a week helps vulnerable youngsters - "the ones who don't join the Scouts or other clubs, not being what you'd call clubbable."
Boswell's life is unusual in illuminating not only the underworld of the prostitutes among whom he spent an impressive proportion of his time but also the heavy, static society of the Scottish aristocracy and the fierily loquacious world of London's "clubbable" men.
They were probably "clubbable" persons, friends with a common interest, each pursuing his own path with perfect freedom, a method which must have enhanced the harmony and efficiency of their meetings.
Dr. Johnson calls a thoroughly "clubbable" man, eminently social and familiar; in private interviews and sometimes in public, overflowing with
Is this a confirmation, I wonder, of the theory entertained by Mr. Emerson and other philosophers, that woman is not a 'clubbable' animal?
There was also the social contact issue - men in a field made more "clubbable" contacts with each other ... which they then drew on for mutual invitations ... no conscious discrimination, but just the instinctive obviousness of getting hold of x or y or asking them for recommendations, usually also male.
Union League Club by our most enthusiastic Board member bar none who is the essential "clubbable" character.
I can't think of any of the current candidates who quite fit the term 'clubbable' (which is perhaps just as well as we need someone who isn't too deep in the club atmopshere).
11 - I can think of a few who are 'clubbable' in another sense of the word.
For more than two decades, Washington's mainstreamers considered Cheney a rare clubbable Republican—genial, brainy he studied for a Ph.D. in political science, and safe.