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The hotels of resort areas in the Catskill Mountains, New York State, as a source of (especially summer) engagements for an entertainer or show.
Of or relating to the borscht circuit.
1930s; earliest use found in Variety. From borscht, variant (after Yiddish borsht) of borsch + circuit.
borscht circuit/ˈbɔːʃt ˌsəːkɪt/
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.