Definition of Borscht belt
1. 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"
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Playground, Resort Area, Vacation Spot
Group relationships: Catskill Mountains, Catskills
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Literary usage of Borscht belt
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1. The Catskills Alive! by Francine Silverman (2003)
"borscht belt Hotel Updates Virtually every hotel in the former borscht belt is ... If for no other reason, you'll know the borscht belt is gone when you see ..."
2. The Jewish Travel Guide by Betsy Sheldon (2001)
"The area known as the "borscht belt" was at its peak in the 1950s, with as many as 1200 hotels and rooming houses. Hotels such as Grossinger's (which has ..."