Definitions for paddy wagon

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pad′dy wag`on(n.)

  1. (n.)an enclosed truck used by the police to transport prisoners.

Origin of paddy wagon:

1925–30; prob. paddy policeman, generic use of Paddy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. police van, police wagon, paddy wagon, patrol wagon, wagon, black Maria(noun)

    van used by police to transport prisoners

Wiktionary

  1. paddy wagon(Noun)

    A police van for transporting prisoners.

  2. Origin: Supposedly from the term Paddy (a nickname for an Irishman).

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