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passion pit

noun, Older Slang.
a drive-in movie theater.
Origin of passion pit
An Americanism dating back to 1935-40; so called from its use by adolescents as a place for unobserved sexual intimacy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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passion pit

noun phrase

  1. A drive-in movie theater: taking his buxom daughter off to the local passion pit (1951+ Teenagers)
  2. A room used for seduction: some minor-league Don Juan's passion pit (1970s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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