paddy wagon


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paddy wagon

n. Slang
A patrol wagon.

[Perhaps from paddy, policeman, from Paddy.]

paddy wagon

n
(Law) US and Austral and NZ an informal word for patrol wagon

pad′dy wag`on


n.
an enclosed truck used by the police to transport prisoners.
[1925–30; probably paddy policeman, generic use of Paddy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paddy wagon - van used by police to transport prisonerspaddy wagon - van used by police to transport prisoners
van - a truck with an enclosed cargo space
Translations

paddy wagon

n (US inf) → grüne Minna (inf)
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