borscht circuit

borscht circuit

noun
(sometimes initial capital letters) the hotels of the predominantly Jewish resort area in the Catskill Mountains, many of them offering nightclub or cabaret entertainment.
Also called borscht belt.


Origin:
1935–40; so called, facetiously, from the quantities of borscht consumed there

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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" 
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