borsht belt


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Noun1.borsht belt - (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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Borsht Belt comedians would soon contend that we should trade General Motors for General Dayan.
The style is naturalistically Borsht Belt, chatty and opinionated in tone with some Freudian takes on personal histories, but the book is strongly researched by an academic historian and socioculturally aware.
Nothing could have been more natural on the Borsht Belt than a touch of Yiddish, wherever you happened to have come from or which particular house of worship embittered your childhood.