Part of a line from "To Kill a Mockingbird". A shifarobe is an old fashioned piece of furniture similar to a wardrobe with drawers like a dresser and a full length cabinet for hanging clothes. "bust up a shifarobe" is slang for when a white girl seeks to engage in interracial sex. In "To Kill a Mockingbird" Tom Robinson's accuser is a white girl who told him if he would come inside and bust up a shifarobe for her she would give him a nickel. Once inside she throws herself on him. Her forbidden attraction discovered by her racist father she is beaten by him but falsely accuses Tom of beating and raping her.
by egonovus May 03, 2009