- peanut gallery
- Peanut galleryAn audience that interrupts, boos or heckles a performer, speaker, etc, is a peanut gallery.
The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.
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Peanut gallery — Pea nut gal ler*y 1. the cheapest seats in a theater, being typically those farthest from the stage, as in the uppermost balcony. [PJC] 2. in a television show for children, the section where visiting children sit as guests during the performance … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
peanut gallery — peanut ,gallery noun singular AMERICAN INFORMAL the least expensive seats at the back of a theater, or the people who sit in them. This word sometimes shows that you think these people are not important … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
peanut gallery — ☆ peanut gallery n. Slang the topmost balcony section in a theater, where the cheaper seats are located … English World dictionary
Peanut gallery — Not to be confused with Peanut allergy. A peanut gallery is an audience that heckles the performer. The term originated in the days of vaudeville as a nickname for the cheapest (and ostensibly rowdiest) seats in the theater; the least expensive… … Wikipedia
peanut gallery — noun a) The upper balcony in a racially segregated venues such as a theatre to which black patrons were restricted.<ref name= LtA >Listening to America: An Illustrated History of Words and Phrases from Our Lively and Splendid Past by Stuart … Wiktionary
peanut gallery — 1. Informal. the rearmost and cheapest section of seats in the balcony or the uppermost balcony of a theater. 2. Slang. a source of insignificant criticism: No remarks from the peanut gallery! [1885 90, Amer.] * * * … Universalium
peanut gallery — pea′nut gal lery n. sl. 1) inf the rearmost and cheapest section of seats in the balcony of a theater 2) sts a source of insignificant criticism: No remarks from the peanut gallery![/ex] • Etymology: 1885–90, amer … From formal English to slang
peanut gallery — noun 1. (figurative) people whose criticisms are regarded as irrelevant or insignificant (resembling uneducated people who throw peanuts on the stage to express displeasure with a performance) he ignored complaints from the peanut gallery •… … Useful english dictionary
peanut gallery — Synonyms and related words: Texas tower, auditorium, balcony, beacon, belvedere, bleachers, box, box seat, bridge, conning tower, dress circle, fauteuil, gallery, gazebo, grandstand, lighthouse, loge, lookout, loophole, nigger heaven, observation … Moby Thesaurus
peanut gallery — noun N. Amer. informal the top gallery in a theatre, where the cheaper seats are located … English new terms dictionary