top bananatop banana
- a top performer in show business; specif., the star comedian in a burlesque show
- the most important person in any group
Origin of top bananaprobably so named from the banana-shaped soft club carried by burlesque comedians
- The main comic in a burlesque show.
- The head person, as of a group or project.
Origin of top bananaSo called from the presentation of a banana to the comedian who has the punch line in a three-person burlesque routine.
(plural top bananas)