- (sometimes initial capital letters) the hotels of the predominantly Jewish resort area in the Catskill Mountains, many of them offering nightclub or cabaret entertainment.
Origin of borscht circuit
First recorded in 1935–40; so called, facetiously, from the quantities of borscht consumed there
Also called borscht belt.
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