struggle buggy

struggle buggy

1. slang, dated One's car when used as a place for sexual activity. Primarily heard in US. The spot is a favorite location of young lovers looking to park their struggle buggies for a late-night romp. I knew he was just trying to tempt me into the backseat of his struggle buggy, but he was so handsome that I couldn't say no!
2. slang, old-fashioned A car that is especially old and in poor condition—that is, one that struggles to run properly. Sometimes hyphenated. Primarily heard in US. I can't believe you drove down the entire West Coast in that old struggle buggy—it's a miracle you even made it! I'm finally trading in my struggle-buggy for a newer model.
See also: buggy, struggle

struggle buggy

The backseat of a car. This early- and mid-20th-century expression described an auto whose young owner tried to seduce unwilling young women into its backseat for a little (one of the euphemisms for the activity was “backseat boogie”). As the sophomoric joke went, “I call my car the Mayflower because so many Puritans came across in it.”
See also: buggy, struggle
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Finally, it is great to welcome another music venue with the newly-opened Wylam Brewery in Exhibition Park, Newcastle (the former Science & Engineering museum that once housed the Turbinia) and this weekend they have guest spots from Monkey Junk and the Buffalo Skinners (tonight), Struggle Buggy, Snake Oil and the Hokum Hotshots (Saturday) and the Revolutionaires and more on Sunday.
Earlier in the afternoon, there will be sets from Newcastle's King Bees (there are other bands with the same or very similar name) - who will open the festival with their Chicago-style material, followed by the acoustic blues quartet, Struggle Buggy, who incorporate a mix of Delta blues, jug-band and hokum.
Acts already confirmed include Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes, Mitch Laddie Band, Johnny Dickinson, The King Bees, No Time For Jive and Struggle Buggy.