Green’s Dictionary of Slang

passion n.

see passion stick

SE in slang uses

In compounds

passion cramps (n.)

of a man, the physical signs of sexual frustration.

[US]I. Shulman Amboy Dukes 19: I’m one guy that doesn’t like passion cramps.
passion gap (n.) (also love gap)

(S.Afr.) the space between the front teeth; such spaces are created by the extraction of up to four teeth.

[SA] in J. & W. Branford Dict. S. Afr. Eng. (1987).
passion-killers (n.) (also passion-busters)

(orig. milit.) any article of women’s underwear deemed to reduce the chances of (male) exploration; also in homosexual use.

[UK]J. Orton 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?’.
[UK]Partridge DSUE (8th edn) 858: [...] since 1940.
[NZ]McGill 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.
passion pit (n.)

1. the vagina.

[US]Maledicta VI:1+2 (Summer/Winter) 132: Vagina […] passion pit.

2. (US) a drive-in cinema; also attrib.

[US] in M. Daly Profile of Youth 232: They may [...] head for the ‘passion pit’.
[US]Hepster’s Dict. 8: Passion pit – Drive-in movies.
[UK](con. 1930s) J. Healy 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.
[US](con. 1950s) H. Junker ‘The Fifties’ in Eisen Age of Rock 2 (1970) 102: In that case [...] he might suggest catching a flick. The passion pit.
[Aus]C. Bowles 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.
[US]‘Joe Bob Briggs’ 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.

[Aus] ‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xxxviii 10/1: passion pit: An hotel lounge of not very good repute.
[US]P. Conroy Great Santini (1977) 446: In about two hours that car is going to turn into a passion pit.
[SA]C. Hope Separate Development 97: Hoping to lead some besotted babe down to the passion pit.
[UK]Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 87 Dec. n.p.: passion pit n. Bed. See also Dutch oven.
passion plug (n.)

(S.Afr.) the vagina.

[SA] in ‘Ben Trovato’ On the Run (2007) 26: Brenda remains as frigid as a polar bear’s testicles. Her passion plug has well and truly tripped.
passion wagon (n.) (also kiss wagon) [note 1940s+ milit. use, the truck taking men for a day’s, or part of a day’s, leave, into a town or place of entertainment]

any vehicle, often a van, in which teenage boys or young men hope to seduce young women.

[UK] in Campbell & Campbell War Paint 60: [aircraft nose art] Passion Wagon.
[UK]J. Braine 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.
[UK]T. Keyes All Night Stand 14: The kiss wagon turned up at nine.
[UK]Indep. 21 June 3: Have you looked in the car park? The limo park, especially. They’re just passion wagons, they are.