Definition of Borscht Belt in English:

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Borscht Belt

Pronunciation: /ˈbôrSHt ˌbelt/


(the Borscht Belt) North American humorous
A resort area in the Catskill Mountains frequented chiefly by Jewish guests: [as modifier]: Borscht Belt entertainers
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  • He may be the last link to the old Borscht Belt comedians, the old Vegas, the old nightclubs and stage shows, the real swank days of lounge culture.
  • The nasal Borscht Belt shtick was tired in the movie, but on stage it's irritating.
  • The Borscht Belt was where 9-year-old Ames had his first gig, when a ‘Jackie Mason type’ took Jonathan for an easy mark, only to get a wisecrack in response.

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