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(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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|Noun||1.||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