peanut gallery


noun

Informal. the rearmost and cheapest section of seats in the balcony or the uppermost balcony of a theater.
Slang. a source of insignificant criticism: No remarks from the peanut gallery!

Origin of peanut gallery

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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