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Historical a comic variety show presented by a company of performers in blackface
Origin of minstrel showafter the Christy Minstrels, the first such troupe, organized (c. 1842) by Edwin P. Christy in Buffalo, N.Y.
A comic variety show of the 1800s and early 1900s, usually featuring white actors in blackface.
(plural minstrel shows)
- A variety show performed by white people in blackface.