A middle-aged male,typically from a small town in the American south or midwest,who grew up in the 40s,50s,or early 60s,uses about a quart of Brylcreem or Vitalis to slick his hair into a 6-inch pompadour,wears his pants 3 sizes too tight with a massive beer-&-fried-chicken gut hanging out,is waaay too politically conservative,and typically drives a giant, rusty,early-70s Chevy,Ford,or Lincoln and listens to classic-country & rockabilly.Usually accompanied by a female with a beehive and tons of red lipstick.
"Look at that old dude that just got out of the '71 rustbucket Impala,what a Dead Elvis!"
An older-model car that has not been maintained well,once used to describe late 50s-early 70s cars with tailfins but now can also be applied to 80s cars.Rustbuckets typically belong to people who,though they often have the means to get a newer car,are holding onto the past with both hands(see Dead Elvis
).The back of a rustbucket tends to drag the ground,the exhaust pipes belch black fog,the seats spill stuffing and the air conditioner seldom works.
"Get a load of that old rustbucket,it hansn't seen a fresh coat of paint since Nixon was Prez!"
A middle-aged female,typically from a small town in the American south or midwest,who is very old-fashioned yet wears more red lipstick & blue eyeshadow than a hooker,can't make a decision without a man,talks so slow that you'd have time to take a nap before they even finish one sentence,carries a huge purse nearly as big as their husband's '71 Oldsmobile,spends hours in a local 'mom-&-pop' beauty shop having their hair teased about 9" high,gossips constantly and over-uses phrases like "oh,dear!","I swear!",and "I do declare!",uses enough Aqua Net hairspray to destroy the ozone layer,and is usually married to a Dead Elvis whom she met in high school back in '59.(see Dead Elvis
"My aunt Doris is a real Beehive Betty,she says 'dear,swear,and do-declare' at least 5 times a minute,and spends all day at Lucille's Beauty Shop!"