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chitlin circuit

or chitlin' circuit

[chit-lin] /ˈtʃɪt lɪn/
noun, Informal.
a group of clubs and theaters featuring black performers and intended to appeal to black people. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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chitlin circuit

noun phrase

Theaters and clubs featuring black entertainers

[1970s+; fr chitlins, a form of chitterlings, the entrails of a hog, which when fried are a great delicacy among poor people, esp in the South]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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