"Padiddle drivers of America"; and "beater" (= jalopy)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sun Mar 16 04:33:14 UTC 2003

"Beater" = "old car in poor condition", I believe < "beat[en]-up [old
car]", is pretty common and widespread AFAIK. I first heard it in the late
1970's IIRC but I suspect it may be much older. It occurs on Usenet from
1982 (search only goes back to 1981).

-- Doug Wilson

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