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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paddy wagon definition

  1. n.
    a police van used to take suspected criminals to the police station. : The cop put the woman in handcuffs and then called the paddy wagon.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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