One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Suitable for membership of a club because of one's sociability or popularity.
cheerful, jolly, happy, cheery, good-humoured, convivial, genial, good-natured, friendly, amiable, affable, sociable, outgoingView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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 claims to be very shy but as chums such as friends testify, he is perfectly clubbable.’
- ‘Those who have worked with him describe him as work-obsessed, ambitious, focused, not particularly clubbable.’
- ‘Freddie is a decent, clubbable type struggling to survive in the emotional deep end.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Lean, trim and a little severe, he has never been the most clubbable of men.’
- ‘He adds: ‘I've never been very clubbable and I've always felt too old for my age.’’
- ‘He's clearly clubbable - a man you can take anywhere.’
- ‘The interview with them is good, easy reading; you don't feel you know them any better but they seem clubbable enough.’
- ‘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 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.’
- ‘Any aspirant nation found not to be clubbable will find itself out in the cold.’
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