paddy wagon


noun

Informal. patrol wagon.

Nearby words

  1. paddleboat,
  2. paddlefish,
  3. paddock,
  4. paddock-basher,
  5. paddy,
  6. paddy-last,
  7. paddymelon,
  8. paddywhack,
  9. pademelon,
  10. paderborn

Origin of paddy wagon

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

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British Dictionary definitions for paddy wagon

paddy wagon

noun

US, Australian and NZ an informal word for patrol wagon
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