paddy wagon

noun
Informal. patrol wagon.

Origin:
1925–30; probably paddy policeman, special use of paddy

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paddy wagon
 
n
(US), (Austral), (NZ) an informal word for patrol wagon

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Example sentences
What comes to mind would be the peace protesters who need to be forcibly carried by police officers to the paddy wagon.
Then a bunch of them jumped on me and threw me into the paddy wagon.
Appellant drove away as he noticed a paddy wagon in his rear view mirror.
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