Etymology
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nightclub (n.)

also night-club, "club open at night," 1894, from night + club (n.) in the social sense.

updated on August 12, 2012

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Definitions of nightclub from WordNet

nightclub (n.)
a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink;
the gossip columnist got his information by visiting nightclubs every night
Synonyms: cabaret / night club / club / nightspot
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