borscht circuit


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borscht′ cir`cuit


n.
(sometimes caps.) the hotels and cabarets of the Jewish resort area in the Catskills. Also called borscht′ belt`.
[1935–40; in reference to borscht in E European Jewish cuisine]
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Noun1.borscht circuit - (informal) a resort area in the Catskill Mountains of New York that was patronized primarily by Jewish guests; "many comedians learned their trade playing the borscht circuit"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
playground, resort area, vacation spot - an area where many people go for recreation
Catskill Mountains, Catskills - a range of the Appalachians to the west of the Hudson in southeastern New York; includes many popular resort areas
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He appeared in summer stock theater and on the Borscht Circuit in the Catskills.
Vida and Venetia' sounds like a female comic duo on America's famous Borscht Circuit and the pair conducted themselves with great style, ecstatic without being excessive, after 'My Kid' had done the business.
Merrill first worked in a seltzer factory to earn a crust while singing in synagogues touring what was known as the borscht circuit.