paddy wagon

Informal. patrol wagon.

1925–30; probably paddy policeman, special use of paddy Unabridged
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paddy wagon
(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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