chitlin circuit

chit·​lin circuit | \ ˈchitlə̇n-\

Definition of chitlin circuit

: a group of theaters and nightclubs that cater to African-American audiences and feature African-American entertainers

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for chitlin circuit

so called from the assumption that chitterlings are eaten chiefly by African-Americans

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about chitlin circuit

Share chitlin circuit

Statistics for chitlin circuit

Look-up Popularity

Comments on chitlin circuit

What made you want to look up chitlin circuit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the range of authority or knowledge

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!