I am looking for a good word to describe a club that one is a member of.

For instance, there might be five clubs, A, B, C, D, E, two of which I am a member of - A and B.

I want say that C, D and E are foreign clubs, and A and B are ______ clubs.

None of the antonyms for "foreign" fill in the blank nicely. For example they are not "native clubs" or "domestic clubs"

What is a good word to describe a club that would convey that I am a member of it?

  • Not sure foreign is a good choice. Perhaps current clubs for your clubs that you’re a member of now? – k1eran Mar 29 '18 at 21:52
  • That's an alright idea, but it sort of implies that I'm regularly changing clubs – CodyBugstein Mar 29 '18 at 21:59
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    The only thing I can think of is "my", although that also might suggest that you own or run the club, rather than just being a member. – Barmar Mar 30 '18 at 21:41

I have been a member of a particular club for nearly 50 years. I refer to that clubs as 'my' club, and in the company of members of that club I will speak of "the club", with the silent understanding that there is no other club worth speaking about.

I do not think there is a word for the clubs one does not belong to.

Edit: to clarify: my answer to "I am looking for a good word to describe a club that one is a member of" is: the only good word I know is 'my'. If that is not an adjective, then please read into my answer the additional point: there is no adjective with that meaning.

Whether there is a word for describing clubs one is not a member of was not formally part of the question, as I saw it, but was raised by the OP as an aside. And as an aside in my answer I noted that I did not think there was one.

  • Downvoted because you essentially answered "I'm not sure there is one". That should just be a comment, not an answer – CodyBugstein Mar 29 '18 at 21:59
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    @CodyBugstein - Actually his answer was my clubs. You did not ask about words to replace foreign which was what his comment “I don’t think there is one” was about. – Jim Mar 29 '18 at 22:34
  • @Jim you're right, sorry. If Jeremy makes an edit on his answer, I can upvote – CodyBugstein Mar 29 '18 at 22:42
  • But my downvote is for a trivial answer (though I will justify it by saying that 'my' isn't an adjective). – Edwin Ashworth Mar 29 '18 at 22:54
  • @CodyBugstein For anyone thinking that an answer claiming there is no word or it's uncertain there is such a word to fill the request is a bad answer, refer to the top answer to this question english.stackexchange.com/questions/437872/… I'm not claiming anything other than there's a chance there may be a double standard creeping in. – Zebrafish Mar 30 '18 at 4:31

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