top banana

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The principal comedian in a vaudeville or burlesque show.
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He was hilarious, and remained the top banana on the tour for years.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'top banana':

top bananaThe boss, the leader.
Top BananaThe one who leads as a comedian in a show of variety; superior
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