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One who likes to scorn club first (7)

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I believe the answer is:

ironist

Here is my best explanation:

'one who likes to scorn' is the definition.

'club first' is the subsidiary indication.

'club' becomes 'iron' (iron is a kind of club).

'first' becomes 'ist'.

'iron'+'ist'='ironist'

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for ironist that I've seen before include "One using opposites to humorous effect", "One speaking with hidden meaning", "Quasi-satirical humorist", "Swift, for one", "One using a form of satire", "Satirical speaker", "Mark Antony when making speech" and "A contrary speaker".)

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