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chitlin circuit

Syllabification: chit·lin cir·cuit
Pronunciation: /ˌCHitlin ˈsərkət
 
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Definition of chitlin circuit in English:

noun

North American informal
(During the era of US racial segregation) a network of clubs, theaters, and other venues where black entertainers were allowed to perform.
Example sentences
  • There was that small-town camaraderie, especially on the chitlin circuit in the South.
  • It's almost like a white chitlin circuit of underground rap music.
  • During America's segregationist years, the chitlin circuit - cheap juke joints and diners - was the only place many black musicians could get work.

Origin

see chitlins.

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