klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,
klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан
klausnick

smokey

trucker/redneck slang for
"police officer"

usally heard on the CB radio channels
E.G.

At the very least, I hope her CB radio is still functioning properly or she’ll never know if there’s a smokey on her trail.

Citizens Band radio; state of the art in communications circa 1960, and all the rage in 1976 after the release of technological advances and the song Convoy. Popularity inspired further advances and lower prices, increasing popularity further.

CB remained the primary mode of mobile communications until cell phones became popular, and remains so in locations where cellular coverage is not available, among some truckers, rednecks, and power-tripping cottonpickers with linears.
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