borscht belt

variants: or less commonly borsch belt

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Having the comic timing of a borscht belt comedian also helped. Dan Bilefsky, New York Times, "Gay and Once Divorced, a Canadian Rabbi Broadens Judaism’s Tent," 12 July 2019 The Catskills property that once hosted the borscht belt classic Kutsher’s resort will soon reopen with YO 1 Wellness Center. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "Your Next Trip Might Change Your Life," 1 June 2018 Situated on a slice of the former Kutsher’s Hotel and Country Club, a popular borscht belt resort that closed in 2013, Yo1 is just a piece of Mr. Chandra’s development plans for the huge property. C. J. Hughes, New York Times, "In the Catskills, New Hope for the Return of Tourism," 27 Mar. 2018 His comedy avoids the fashionable confessional style in favor of borscht belt standards about hectoring mothers and religious figures walking into bars. Jason Zinoman, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Humor Me,’ a Dose of Borscht Belt for a Midlife Crisis," 11 Jan. 2018 The 18-story casino and hotel rises above the tree line on the former grounds of the Concord, the grande dame of the borscht belt, outside Monticello. Charles V. Bagli, New York Times, "In Old Borscht Belt, New Casino Brings a Glimmer of Hope," 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of borscht belt

1937, in the meaning defined above

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