noun (often lowercase)
  1. Informal. any of various vehicles used to transport the pope when he appears in public, typically equipped with bulletproof glass.

Origin of Popemobile

First recorded in 1975–80; Pope+ -mobile
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noun informal
  1. a small open-top car used by the Pope to move amongst crowds

Word Origin for Popemobile

C20: pope + -mobile
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