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paddy wagon

noun pad·dy wagon \ˈpa-dē-\

Definition of PADDY WAGON

:  an enclosed motortruck used by police to carry prisoners —called also Black Maria, patrol wagon

Origin of PADDY WAGON

probably from Paddy
First Known Use: 1930

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