from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Typical of a club or club members.
- adj. Friendly; sociable.
- adj. Clannish; exclusive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resembling or suggestive of a social club or clubhouse: congenial and exclusive.
- adj. Who enjoys frequenting nightclubs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of a clubable or social disposition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
- adj. effusively sociable
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But a number of commentators noted that the accusations against Mr. Strauss-Kahn pointed not only to elitism in the Socialist party - the "caviar left" - but also to what they termed clubby corruption and even immorality.
The toughest week for a big-league clubby is the one before spring training.
Kurtz has gotten very defensive about the 'clubby' angle in my piece but he's also assuming that that was meant as a criticism.
Bring together the righteous, the greedy and the the 'clubby' and you have all the ingredients for a good dramatic play.
Responding to some who wonder if Dealbook may be a bit to "clubby" with it subjects, Cain rejects the premise and says it is New York Times "journalism for the financial community."
Responding to some who wonder if Dealbook may be a bit to "clubby" with it subjects, Cain rejects the premise and says it is New York Times"journalism for the financial community."
"By valuing popularity, organizations may be promoting a certain 'clubby' atmosphere that mimics school culture" rather than rewarding merit, the researchers write.
WAXMAN: They want it all think they're diverse but if you actually look at the way things work, it just tends to be a kind of clubby atmosphere.
By contrast, Silicon Valley's venture capitalist world is, in Ms. Fannin's telling, "clubby" and "male-dominated."
Steve Vucinich, a "clubby" with the Oakland Athletics since 1968, worked with Jose Canseco and questions the slugger's claims in his new book that he took steroids and helped inject teammates with illegal substances in clubhouse bathroom stalls.