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!

Nearby words

  1. peano curve,
  2. peano's axioms,
  3. peano's postulates,
  4. peanut,
  5. peanut butter,
  6. peanut heaven,
  7. peanut oil,
  8. peanut worm,
  9. peanuts,
  10. pear

Origin of peanut gallery

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

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