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in reference to of restaurants, banks, etc., 1929; from drive (v.) + in. Of movie theaters by 1933 (the year the first one opened, in Camden, N.J.).
: drive-in bank/ drive-in church/ drive-in movie
A place where one eats, watches movies, worships, etc, while sitting in one's parked car (1930+)