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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]


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