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Definition of "borscht belt" []

  • Informal The predominantly Jewish resort hotels of the Catskill Mountains. Also called borscht circuit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "borscht belt" in a sentence
  • "I directed a summer stock company when I was a little boy in Red Bank, New Jersey; I also directed some theatre in the borscht belt and was a drummer-comic there."