Definition of borscht circuit in English:

borscht circuit

(also borsht circuit, borsch circuit)

noun

US
informal
  • The hotels of resort areas in the Catskill Mountains, New York State, as a source of (especially summer) engagements for an entertainer or show.

adjective

US
informal
  • Of or relating to the borscht circuit.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Variety. From borscht, variant (after Yiddish borsht) of borsch + circuit.

Pronunciation

borscht circuit

/ˈbɔːʃt ˌsəːkɪt/