borscht circuit


(sometimes initial capital letters) the hotels of the predominantly Jewish resort area in the Catskill Mountains, many of them offering nightclub or cabaret entertainment.

Nearby words

  1. borrower,
  2. borrower's card,
  3. borrowing,
  4. bors,
  5. borscht,
  6. borsic,
  7. borstal,
  8. bort,
  9. bortz,
  10. boru, brian

Origin of borscht circuit

First recorded in 1935–40; so called, facetiously, from the quantities of borscht consumed there

Also called borscht belt. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019