panda car


noun British.

a small patrol car used by the police.

Nearby words

  1. pancreatropic,
  2. pancrelipase,
  3. pancreozymin,
  4. pancytopenia,
  5. panda,
  6. panda plant,
  7. pandal,
  8. pandanaceous,
  9. pandanus,
  10. pandarus

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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