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peanut gallery

Informal. the rearmost and cheapest section of seats in the balcony or the uppermost balcony of a theater.
Slang. a source of insignificant criticism:
No remarks from the peanut gallery!
Origin of peanut gallery
1885-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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