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peanut gallery

noun
1.
Informal. the rearmost and cheapest section of seats in the balcony or the uppermost balcony of a theater.
2.
Slang. a source of insignificant criticism:
No remarks from the peanut gallery!
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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peanut gallery

noun phrase
  1. The topmost rows of a theater (1888+)
  2. A group or individual whose opinion is considered inconsequential

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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