noun

North American
informal
  • The top gallery in a theatre where the cheaper seats are located.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I can already hear ten thousand asthmatic cries of disbelief rising in the peanut gallery.’
    • ‘When Kate next saw Holly it was from the peanut gallery.’