from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman who is a member of a club or clubs, especially one who is active in club life.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Writer, journalist, and clubwoman, Rosa Sonneschein founded the American Jewess, the first English-language magazine for Jewish women in the United States, to be a voice and forum for American Jewish clubwomen.

    Rosa Sonneschein.

  • Founded and edited by writer, journalist and clubwoman Rosa Sonneschein, the magazine emerged from the network of activism created by late nineteenth-century middle-class Jewish clubwomen, particularly those from the National Council Of Jewish Women (NCJW).

    American Jewess,The.

  • Lizzie Spiegel Barbe, a member of a prominent Chicago family, devoted more than fifty years of her life to being a clubwoman and leader within the Chicago Jewish community.

    Lizzie Spiegel Barbe.

  • QUOTATION: Middle-aged clubwoman, with a flutter in her voice: “Oh, Mr. Stevenson, your speech was superfluous.

    Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1900-65)

  • Was she a clubwoman; in addition to being an Eastern Star, was she in the

    Oral History Interview with William and Josephine Clement, June 19, 1986. Interview C-0031. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • But I'm not a neurotic clubwoman looking for sympathy, either.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • The clubwoman doubtless has a strong impulse to throw the encyclopædia out of the window, or to insult the librarian (occasionally she does) or even to resign from the club.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf

  • It was a busy season and as the librarian hesitated the clubwoman added hastily that the whole programme need not occupy more than half an hour.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf

  • So the clubwoman who reads a purchased essay on "Ireland in the Fourteenth Century," has not the slightest interest in the subject; but she does want to remain a member of her club, in good and regular standing.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf

  • The librarian contrived to put off the matter until she could make some investigations of her own, but, all the resources of the central reference room proving unequal to the task, she timidly asked the clubwoman, at her next visit, to solve the problem.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.