Definition of peanut gallery in English:

peanut gallery

Pronunciation /ˈpēnət ˈɡal(ə)rē/ /ˈpinət ˈɡæl(ə)ri/

noun

  • 1North American informal The top gallery in a theater where the cheaper seats are located.

    • ‘She observed that planthoppers in the peanut gallery would lift a foot or two, presumably for better hearing: the other feet, bearing more weight, thus became more sensitive to vibration.’
    • ‘When Kate next saw Holly it was from the peanut gallery.’
    • ‘I can already hear ten thousand asthmatic cries of disbelief rising in the peanut gallery.’
    1. 1.1A group of people who criticize someone, often by focusing on insignificant details.
      • ‘he might find that playing the sport he loves isn't worth the aggravation from the peanut gallery's probing of his privacy’
      • ‘The best was when he landed and the hot crew peanut gallery was like, ‘Who are you?’’
      • ‘No comments from the peanut gallery, thank-you.’
      • ‘It sounds like I'm in the minority here, but count me as a negative vote from the peanut gallery.’
      • ‘‘Okay, I'll go change,’ I said to the peanut gallery.’
      • ‘I'm a genius, no comments from the peanut gallery please.’
      • ‘That's enough from the peanut gallery, thanks all the same.’
      • ‘Let's go before we hear something from the peanut gallery.’
      • ‘‘No comments from the peanut gallery please,’ requested Jazlyn.’
      • ‘Not a peep from the Georgia peanut gallery, either.’
      • ‘Apparently I missed the part that includes the peanut gallery's jealous, embittered, scathing, pointless commentary.’
      • ‘Full-frame was the original aspect ratio for this documentary, so no complaints from the peanut gallery.’
      • ‘It was the perfect invitation for comments from the peanut gallery.’
      • ‘Carrie was casually passing the group and couldn't help overhearing the overgrown peanut gallery.’
      • ‘I got some excellent suggestions from the peanut gallery and I know I have a much stronger game now.’
      • ‘The D.J. seemed to have an entire peanut gallery in the studio with him, which made me feel outnumbered.’
      • ‘Jake shook our hands and the peanut gallery cat-called about our tardiness and hair styles.’
      • ‘I don't need any comments from the peanut gallery.’
      • ‘‘No comments from the peanut gallery,’ James replied.’
      • ‘‘No comments from the peanut gallery,’ Mark told her lightly.’
      • ‘Any suggestions from the peanut gallery out there?’