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noun British.
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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British Dictionary definitions for panda car

panda car

noun
British a police patrol car, esp a blue and white one

Word Origin for panda car

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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