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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
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The march took place along the Wroxhall footpath cross-country route in Warwickshire and, once again, Paddy had to contend with rain, slippery muddy paths and difficult climbs over stiles to earn his new fitness record title.
He asked growers to plant two paddy saplings on nine inches distance.
1,360 per quintal paddy as the MSP while an amount of Rs.
She also agreed that every St Patrick's Day would be dedicated to Paddy and events would take place annually at the pub to remember him.
Formerly an opticians shop, Paddy Power has agreed a 15 year lease on the premises, it has been revealed.
When I saw Paddy audition I thought, 'She's just like my mum'.
Little Paddy was just two when his parents noticed he was interested in dolls, girls' storybooks and the colour pink.
Also receiving gongs on the day were London 2012 Olympics organiser Lord Sebastian Coe, sailor Ben Ainslie, who was knighted, rower Katherine Grainger and Paralympian David Weir - who Paddy described as "an inspiration to the disabled".
As our EXCLUSIVE snaps show, the killer looked up to his murdered brother Paddy, who was an assassin for hire, before the 27-year-old was killed in Estepona, Spain in 2008.
With pundits unanimous in saying the World Cup is already over Paddy Power has put their money where their mouth is with a massive €650,000 payout some five days ahead of Sunday's final in Auckland against France.
The deal cleared its final hurdle yesterday when it was given the go-ahead by Paddy Power shareholders, who voted virtually unanimously in favour of it at an extraordinary general meeting in Dublin's Burlington Hotel.
According to the farmers, huge paddy stock has collected in the market, but the authorities are not buying the produce.
The first, 'The Legendary Paddy O'Brien 1922-1991', focuses on the musical life of Paddy O'Brien, and in a comprehensive and rich account the reader is left in no doubt about the man's passion for Irish traditional music and the accordion as an instrument for the performance of that music.
Paddy Woodman was an esteemed Elder of the Alyawarr language group of the Sandover River basin in the Northern Territory.