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


  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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