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minstrel show

n.
A comic variety show of the 1800s and early 1900s, usually featuring white actors in blackface.
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minstrel show

n
(Theatre) a theatrical entertainment consisting of songs, dances, comic turns, etc, performed by a troupe of actors wearing black face make-up
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min′strel show`


n.
a theatrical entertainment of the 19th and early 20th centuries, usu. performed by whites in blackface.
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minstrel show

A nineteenth-century farcical US show consisting of impersonations of blacks by white musicians using blackface make-up.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minstrel show - a troupe of performers in blackface typically giving a comic program of negro songs and jokesminstrel show - a troupe of performers in blackface typically giving a comic program of negro songs and jokes
troupe, company - organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical); "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
corner man, end man - a man at one end of line of performers in a minstrel show; carries on humorous dialogue with the interlocutor
interlocutor, middleman - the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
minstrel - a performer in a minstrel show
2.minstrel show - a variety show in which the performers are made up in blackface
variety show, variety - a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
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