Definition of clubbable in English:



  • Suitable for membership of a club because of one's sociability or popularity.

    ‘his social world was inhabited exclusively by clubbable men’
    • ‘The interview with them is good, easy reading; you don't feel you know them any better but they seem clubbable enough.’
    • ‘Lean, trim and a little severe, he has never been the most clubbable of men.’
    • ‘He claims to be very shy but as chums such as friends testify, he is perfectly clubbable.’
    • ‘Not being clubbable - indeed, not being admitted into some clubs - she rose above the leadership of the party before taking it.’
    • ‘But this belongs to days of the magic circle choosing the most clubbable old boy.’
    • ‘Freddie is a decent, clubbable type struggling to survive in the emotional deep end.’
    • ‘Unmarried, very short, plump early in life, fat later, overdressed, vain, and watchful, Gibbon was easy to make fun of, and though he belonged to Johnson's Club, he was not a clubbable man.’
    • ‘While most of his political generation have settled for the clubbable pleasures of the House of Lords or the corporate boardroom, he is still lean and hungry and in the thick of the action.’
    • ‘Any aspirant nation found not to be clubbable will find itself out in the cold.’
    • ‘He's clearly clubbable - a man you can take anywhere.’
    • ‘His predecessor rarely set foot in the White Heather Club, but he is a clubbable kind of chap.’
    • ‘There he is surrounded by a salon of interesting people he has collected, including the eminently clubbable journalist, Sneath.’
    • ‘The image he presented was of a bluff, hearty, clubbable chap, but certainly in the early days, that masked what must have been a worrying time of extreme poverty amid the struggle to make his mark as a writer.’
    • ‘He adds: ‘I've never been very clubbable and I've always felt too old for my age.’’
    • ‘Those who have worked with him describe him as work-obsessed, ambitious, focused, not particularly clubbable.’
    • ‘In keeping with the colonial elite's clubbable business style, many lending institutions disbursed their funds through patronage networks, with few procedures to monitor clients' accounts.’
    • ‘He had to be a gentleman: clubbable, competent, courteous and fair; but he had also to be not so gentlemanly as to be lazy or independent of his master.’
    cheerful, jolly, happy, cheery, good-humoured, convivial, genial, good-natured, friendly, amiable, affable, sociable, outgoing, clubbable
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