Which phrase entered English first:
peanut butter or peanut gallery?
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According to the Online Etymology
Dictionary, the first citation for peanut
butter is from 1903; the first citation for peanut gallery, the topmost rows in a theater, is from
The peanut-butter gallery sits
just above it.
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