chitlin circuit

or chit·lin' cir·cuit

[ chit-lin sur-kit ]
/ ˈtʃɪt lɪn ˈsɜr kɪt /

noun Informal.

a group of clubs and theaters featuring Black performers and intended to appeal to Black people.

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Origin of chitlin circuit

First recorded in 1965–70; so called because of the assumption that chitlins (one of several dialect pronunciations of chitterlings) are eaten mostly by African Americans

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