peanut gallery definition by Webster's New World
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Slang the topmost balcony section in a theater, where the cheaper seats are located
peanut gallery definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The hindmost or uppermost section of seating in a theater balcony, where the seats are cheapest.
- A group of people whose opinions are considered unimportant: “Pressure is building … to force … Alan Greenspan to cut interest rates and pump up the money supply. [He] has politely ignored these catcalls from the peanut gallery” (H. Erich Heinemann).