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- Rhymes: -ʌbi
- Resembling or suggestive of a social club or clubhouse: congenial and exclusive.
- (informal) Who enjoys frequenting nightclubs.
In the sense of “resembling or suggestive of a social club”, the emphasis can be more on the congeniality (friendly, treating all guests as welcome insiders: compare family diner) or on the exclusivity; compare cliquey.