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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Adapted by Brooks and co-writer Thomas Meehan from Brook's 1968 film comedy, "The Producers" boasts a bouncy Broadway score with a generous helping of Borscht Circuit humor that leaves no character unscathed.
He appeared in summer stock theater and on the Borscht Circuit in the Catskills.
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