Examples of car
Examples of car
Where does car come from?
In prison slang, the expression car refers to a small band of prisoners who stick together, often for protection, companionship, running drugs, or making money.
The slang car dates to at least the 1990s. A group of convicts who are on good terms with one another are thought of as being in the car together. Being in the car can also refer to being in on a car‘s particular operation. If one of the prisoners has a falling out with the others, they are out of the car.
@TrampwithSmudge should I be sad that I'm the person you ask about prison slang? I gues your in the car now.jst dnt go chckin into my c-file
— CherryMartini (@CherryMartini) December 31, 2011
The prison car, then, is a bit like an informal gang of prisoners who spend time together and pool their resources, including drugs and money.
This car imagery has spawned lots of other related expressions. For example, by at least the 1990s, a prisoner who bought drugs for the others in the group was referred to as driving the car. Someone who used the drugs without paying for them was referred to as hitchhiking.
By 2015, prisoners referred to members of their group as a car. Your car is often based on your race, geography, or affiliated gang, e.g. a black car or an Aryan Nation car. Cars can also exert their power to domineer over other prisoners.
— Kris Bertin (@KrisBertin) January 23, 2013
Who uses car?
Calling a group of people you’re affiliated with a car is mostly associated with prison life and culture.
Time for some RF gated community/pen/ prison slang : in my 3C – rolling in my Campbell county car , who I associate with and / or am allies with , occasionally Claiborne county, Scott county and other rural types roll with the 3C.this concludes today’s slang term of the day
— Robert ferguson (@Robferg24) April 24, 2019
On the outside, someone’s car is more commonly referred to as a gang or crew.
— TannerMaston ™️ (@TMast1331) July 8, 2013