borscht circuit
or borsch circuit noun Usage: often capitalized B&C Etymology: from the popularity of borscht on menus of the resorts Date: 1936 the theaters and nightclubs associated with the Jewish summer resorts in the Catskills

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • borscht circuit — ☆ borscht circuit or borsch circuit n. [jocular, from the characteristic Jewish cuisine] Informal summer resort hotels in the Catskills and White Mountains, where entertainment is provided for the guests: also borscht belt …   English World dictionary

  • borscht circuit — noun (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 • Syn: ↑borsht circuit, ↑borscht belt, ↑borsht belt • Usage Domain:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • borscht circuit — borscht′ cir cuit n. sbz (sometimes caps.) the hotels and cabarets of the Jewish resort area in the Catskills. Also called borscht′ belt • Etymology: 1935–40; in reference to borscht in E European Jewish cuisine …   From formal English to slang

  • borscht circuit — (sometimes caps.) the hotels of the predominantly Jewish resort area in the Catskill Mountains, many of them offering nightclub or cabaret entertainment. Also called borscht belt. [1935 40; so called, facetiously, from the quantities of borscht… …   Universalium

  • borscht belt — noun (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 • Syn: ↑borscht circuit, ↑borsht circuit, ↑borsht belt • Usage… …   Useful english dictionary

  • circuit — Synonyms and related words: O, air lane, alentours, ambages, ambience, ambit, amplifier circuit, annular muscle, annulus, arena, areola, arsis, association, astable circuit, aureole, back to back switching circuit, bailiwick, beat, booking,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Borscht Belt — (also the Borscht circuit) (AmE humor) a holiday area in the Catskill Mountains in New York State. It was known especially in the 1950s and 1960s for attracting Jewish visitors and many American Jewish performers began their careers there.… …   Universalium

  • borscht belt — also borsch belt noun Date: 1936 borscht circuit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Borscht Belt — is an informal term for the summer resorts of the Catskill Mountains in Sullivan and Ulster Counties in upstate New York which were a popular holiday spot for New York Jews. The term Borscht Belt can also refer to the Catskill region itself.… …   Wikipedia

  • borsht circuit — noun (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 • Syn: ↑borscht circuit, ↑borscht belt, ↑borsht belt • Usage Domain …   Useful english dictionary

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