see passion stick
SE in slang uses
of a man, the physical signs of sexual frustration.
|Amboy Dukes 19: I’m one guy that doesn’t like passion cramps.|
|Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 87 Dec. n.p.: passion flaps n. A more romantic term for an axe wound (qv).|
see under fruit n.
(S.Afr.) the space between the front teeth; such spaces are created by the extraction of up to four teeth.
|in Dict. S. Afr. Eng. (1987).|
(orig. milit.) any article of women’s underwear deemed to reduce the chances of (male) exploration; also in homosexual use.
|Diaries (1986) 11 Mar. 111: Henrietta had those rather unfashionable underwear, not the briefettes like all the queers wear [...] and this great queen he’d gone home with looked at him and said: ‘Well, they’re passion-killers, aren’t they?’.|
|DSUE (8th edn) 858: [...] since 1940.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 154: passion-busters Unromantic knickers, originally issued to female members of the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force during WWII; the term is generally used for any undergarments considered an unreasonable barrier to male lust.|
1. the vagina.
|Maledicta VI:1+2 (Summer/Winter) 132: Vagina […] passion pit.|
2. (US) a drive-in cinema; also attrib.
|in Profile of Youth 232: They may [...] head for the ‘passion pit’.|
|Hepster’s Dict. 8: Passion pit – Drive-in movies.|
|(con. 1930s) Death of an Irish Town 59: There was great appeal about those Irish lads who carried their innocence as clearly as their lack of passion-pit sophistication.|
|(con. 1950s) Age of Rock 2 (1970) 102: In that case [...] he might suggest catching a flick. The passion pit.‘The Fifties’ in Eisen|
|G’DAY 35: The drive-in theatre. (Also known as the ‘passion pit’.) The rear sections of drive-ins are renowned for steamed windows and grinding axlesprings.|
|Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In 8: The drive-in owners of America were these intellectual types that kept giving interviews [...] about how their places were not ‘passion pits’.|
3. (Aus.) anywhere that sex takes place.
|‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xxxviii 10/1: passion pit: An hotel lounge of not very good repute.|
|Great Santini (1977) 446: In about two hours that car is going to turn into a passion pit.|
|Separate Development 97: Hoping to lead some besotted babe down to the passion pit.|
|Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 87 Dec. n.p.: passion pit n. Bed. See also Dutch oven.|
(S.Afr.) the vagina.
|in On the Run (2007) 26: Brenda remains as frigid as a polar bear’s testicles. Her passion plug has well and truly tripped.|
(Aus.) the penis.
|Deep Down In The Jungle 233: Right beteween them two big thighs / Make my passion rise.|
|Dict. Aus. Und. Sl.|
any vehicle, often a van, in which teenage boys or young men hope to seduce young women.
|in War Paint 60: [aircraft nose art] Passion Wagon.|
|Room at the Top (1959) 187: ‘You’ve not even admired our passion wagon yet,’ Roy said. It was a prewar Hudson Terraplane with a gangsterish raffishness about it.|
|All Night Stand 14: The kiss wagon turned up at nine.|
|Indep. 21 June 3: Have you looked in the car park? The limo park, especially. They’re just passion wagons, they are.|