Meaning of “nightclub” in the English Dictionary

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"nightclub" in British English

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nightclubnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnaɪt.klʌb/ us /ˈnaɪt.klʌb/ informal nightspot

B1 a place that is open late into the night, where people can go to drink and dance and often see some type of entertainment


  • We went dancing at a nightclub.
  • Residents are fed up with the disturbance caused by the nightclub.
  • Plans to build a new nightclub in the neighbourhood have enraged local residents.
  • Local residents have forced the local council to back down from/on its plans to build a nightclub in their street.
  • Did Tracy pull at the nightclub last night?

(Definition of “nightclub” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nightclub" in American English

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nightclubnoun [ C ]

us /ˈnɑɪtˌklʌb/

a place where people go in the evening to eat and drink, dance, listen to music, or watch entertainment

(Definition of “nightclub” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)