Top Banana

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The one who leads as a comedian in a show of variety; superior

Etymology:

  • Word experts perceive that sharing of banana was an old way to comedy but no one is really sure about it. Now, the chief comics are often considered to be the “top banana” in television or comedy shows. People also use this expression to relate the boss in a humorous manner.
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Peter is always the top banana, particularly during the special events.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Top Banana':

top bananaThe boss, the leader.
top bananaThe principal comedian in a vaudeville or burlesque show.
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