Käännettävä sana (suomeksi tai englanniksi):
peanut gallery (suomeksi)
- In the nineteenth century, the cheap seats at the back of a theatre or in the upper balcony. This sense of the peanut gallery as an undesirable but available place to enjoy a performance is illustrated in Robert Ames Bennett's Western novel, "Into the Primitive" (NY: A.L. Burt, Co. 1908), p.280: "But give me a chance to hear good music, and I’m there, if I have to stand in the peanut gallery."
- The upper balcony in racially segregated venues such as a theatre to which black patrons were restricted.''Listening to America: An Illustrated History of Words and Phrases from Our Lively and Splendid Past'' by Stuart Berg Flexner (1982; Simon and Schuster; ISBN 0671248952, 9780671248956),
''Peanut gallery'' was in use in the 1880s, as a synonym for ''nigger gallery'' (1840s) or ''nigger heaven'' (1870s), the upper balcony where blacks sat, as in segregated theaters.
- Any source of heckling, unwelcome commentary or criticism, especially from a know-it-all or of an inexpert nature. May also now refer to general audience response: "Let's hear it from the peanut gallery."