a club, usually in a suburban district, with a clubhouse and grounds, offering various social activities and generally having facilities for tennis, golf, swimming, etc.
a club in the country, having sporting and social facilities
Characteristic of the wealthy: Tax cheating is a country-club crime, like insider trading
[1890s+; The date is based on the earliest potential use, that is, on the first occurrence of such primarily golfing clubs of generally exclusive membership]
noun 1. a person from the country or from a small town, to whom the sights and activities of a large city are novel and bewildering. noun 1. an unsophisticated person from the country, esp one regarded as an object of amusement noun phrase A distant though related person or thing: This was country cousin […]
[kuhn-tree-dans, -dahns] /ˈkʌn triˌdæns, -ˌdɑns/ noun 1. a dance of rural English origin in which the dancers form circles or squares or in which they face each other in two rows.
noun, Older Use. 1. .
[kuhn-tri-fahyd] /ˈkʌn trɪˌfaɪd/ adjective 1. .