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1. The main comic in a burlesque show.
2. The head person, as of a group or project.
[So called from the presentation of a banana to the comedian who has the punch line in a three-person burlesque routine.]
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1. (Theatre) the leading comedian in vaudeville, burlesque, etc
2. the leader; boss
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1. a leading comedian in burlesque, vaudeville, etc.
2. the chief person in a group or undertaking.
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|Noun||1.||top banana - the leading comedian in a burlesque show|
|2.||top banana - the most important person in a group or undertaking|
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