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Minstrel show   /mˈɪnstrəl ʃoʊ/   Listen
Minstrel show

noun
1.
A troupe of performers in blackface typically giving a comic program of negro songs and jokes.
2.
A variety show in which the performers are made up in blackface.






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"Minstrel show" Quotes from Famous Books



... fellow did go for it—five pieces of chicken! I'd rather see him repeat that performance than go to a minstrel show. He slid off his stool again, saying: 'Major, I guess I'm ...
— Tales of the Road • Charles N. Crewdson



Words linked to "Minstrel show" :   corner man, troupe, minstrel, middleman, company, variety, variety show, interlocutor, end man



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