paddy wagon

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noun pad·dy wagon \ˈpa-dē-\

Definition of paddy wagon

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

Origin and Etymology of paddy wagon

probably from Paddy


First Known Use: 1909

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