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Definition of the Borscht Belt from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Borscht Belt

 
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(also the Borscht circuit) (North American English, humorous)
 
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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.