paddy wagon
paddy wagon paddy wagon n. An enclosed truck used by police to transport prisoners.

Syn: patrol wagon, Black Maria. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • paddy wagon — ☆ paddy wagon n. [prob. after PADDY: see PADDYWHACK] Slang PATROL WAGON …   English World dictionary

  • paddy wagon — paddy .wagon n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from Paddy Irish person, (Irish) policeman (18 21 centuries), from the male name Paddy, from Irish Gaelic Padraig Patrick ] AmE informal a police vehicle used to carry prisoners …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • paddy wagon — paddy ,wagon noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL a large van used by the police for carrying prisoners …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paddy wagon — noun van used by police to transport prisoners • Syn: ↑police van, ↑police wagon, ↑patrol wagon, ↑wagon, ↑black Maria • Hypernyms: ↑van * * * noun, pl ⋯ ons [count] US informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • paddy wagon — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms paddy wagon : singular paddy wagon plural paddy wagons American informal a large van used by the police for carrying prisoners …   English dictionary

  • paddy wagon — /ˈpædi wægən/ (say padee waguhn) noun a closed police vehicle used for conveying prisoners. Also, paddy wagon; Colloquial, black maria; Chiefly Victoria Colloquial, divvy van. {US; ? special use of Paddy, from the prevalence of Irishmen in the US …   Australian English dictionary

  • paddy wagon — n. a police van used to take suspected criminals to the police station. □ It took two paddy wagons to carry away the people they arrested. □ The cop put the woman in handcuffs and then called the paddy wagon …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • paddy wagon — {n.}, {informal} A police van used for transporting prisoners to jail or the police station. * /The police threw the demonstrators into the paddy wagon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • paddy wagon — {n.}, {informal} A police van used for transporting prisoners to jail or the police station. * /The police threw the demonstrators into the paddy wagon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • paddy\ wagon — noun informal A police van used for transporting prisoners to jail or the police station. The police threw the demonstrators into the paddy wagon …   Словарь американских идиом

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