borscht belt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n borscht belt (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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Usage


In news:

Lou Goldstein was the consummate tummler, one of a zany species of entertainer who kept them laughing, or tried to, long ago in the borscht belt hotels of the Catskills.
A Missionary From the Borscht Belt.
Mohegan Sun Casino Heads To NY's Borscht Belt In $600 Million Deal.
Borscht Belt Humor Goes to Town.
A Missionary From the Borscht Belt .
The New Jersey native grew up with a performer father -- his parents were once in a Borscht Belt rock group called Pally and Pal -- and knew early on that show business was for him.
I became a modern lecturer-entertainer, with bullet points, borscht belt humor and audiovisual razzle-dazzle.
Historical & hysterical celebration of the Borscht Belt & the Roaring 20s at Sullivan County Museum, 7pm 845/434-8044 or 436-5336.
(AP) — Plans to develop a $600 million resort with gambling on the site of the grandest old Borscht Belt hotel are being revived.
Within that relatively small area of bad farmland in New York's Sullivan County, nestled in the Catskill Mountains, the famed Borscht Belt emerged.
Casting a tapered, vase-slender silhouette and speaking in a Transylvanian accent with a touch of Borscht Belt, Hotel Transylvania 's defanged Count Dracula is introduced in an 1895-set prologue while serenading his infant daughter.
Master caricaturist/portraitist Drew Friedman talks about his craft and his Borscht Belt heroes.
It does make one wonder, why is the banjo so often maligned, designated for the Catskills-Borscht Belt indignation suffered by fellow instruments like bagpipes, the accordion and the tuba.
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