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panda car

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noun British.
  1. a small patrol car used by the police.
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Origin of panda car

First recorded in 1965–70; from its panda-like coloration
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wagon, cruiser

British Dictionary definitions for panda car

panda car

  1. British a police patrol car, esp a blue and white one
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Word Origin

C20: so called because it was originally white with black or blue markings, supposedly resembling the markings of the giant panda
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