(the) Borscht Belt

(the) Borscht Belt
a holiday area in the ↑Catskill Mountains in New York State. It was known especially in the 1950s and 1960s for attracting Jewish visitors and many American Jewish entertainers began their careers there. Borscht is a soup that is popular with Jewish people.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Borscht Belt — is an informal term for the summer resorts of the Catskill Mountains in Sullivan and Ulster Counties in upstate New York which were a popular holiday spot for New York Jews. The term Borscht Belt can also refer to the Catskill region itself.… …   Wikipedia

  • Borscht Belt — (deutsch: Borschtsch Gürtel) ist ein umgangssprachlicher Begriff für die heute meist aufgelösten Feriensiedlungen von New Yorker Juden in den Catskill Mountains (Upstate New York) während der 1960er Jahre. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 2 Trivia …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • borscht belt — noun (informal) a resort area in the Catskill Mountains of New York that was patronized primarily by Jewish guests many comedians learned their trade playing the borscht circuit • Syn: ↑borscht circuit, ↑borsht circuit, ↑borsht belt • Usage… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Borscht Belt — (also the Borscht circuit) (AmE humor) a holiday area in the Catskill Mountains in New York State. It was known especially in the 1950s and 1960s for attracting Jewish visitors and many American Jewish performers began their careers there.… …   Universalium

  • borscht circuit — borscht′ cir cuit n. sbz (sometimes caps.) the hotels and cabarets of the Jewish resort area in the Catskills. Also called borscht′ belt • Etymology: 1935–40; in reference to borscht in E European Jewish cuisine …   From formal English to slang

  • borscht circuit — ☆ borscht circuit or borsch circuit n. [jocular, from the characteristic Jewish cuisine] Informal summer resort hotels in the Catskills and White Mountains, where entertainment is provided for the guests: also borscht belt …   English World dictionary

  • borscht — 1884, from Rus. borshch cow parsnip, which was an original recipe ingredient. Borscht belt region of predominantly Jewish resorts in and around the Catskill Mountains of New York (also known as the Yiddish Alps) is by 1938 …   Etymology dictionary

  • The Electric Company (1971 TV series) — The Electric Company redirects here. For the 2009 revival, see The Electric Company (2009 TV series). For other uses, see Electric company (disambiguation). The Electric Company 1971–1977 logo of The Electric Company. Format Child …   Wikipedia

  • (the) Catskill Mountains — the Catskill Mountains [the Catskill Mountains] (also the Catskills) a range of low mountains in the US in south east New York State. They are part of the ↑Appalachian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Borscht — For other uses, see Borsh (disambiguation). Ukrainian borscht with smetana, pampushkas and shkvarkas Borscht (also borsch, bortsch, borstch, borsh, borshch; Ukrainian: борщ) is a soup of Ukrainian …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”