Definition of peanut gallery in English:

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peanut gallery


North American informal
The top gallery in a theatre where the cheaper seats are located.
Example sentences
  • She observed that planthoppers in the peanut gallery would lift a foot or two, presumably for better hearing: the other feet, bearing more weight, thus became more sensitive to vibration.
  • When Kate next saw Holly it was from the peanut gallery.
  • I can already hear ten thousand asthmatic cries of disbelief rising in the peanut gallery.

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