paddy

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paddy

n. a police officer, especially an Irish police officer. (Usually derogatory. Also an ill-advised term of address.) Tell that paddy to go catch a crook or something.

paddy wagon

n. a police van used to take suspected criminals to the police station. The cop put the woman in handcuffs and then called the paddy wagon.
See also: paddy, wagon