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paddy wagon

slang A large police van—or any police vehicle—used to transport criminals or suspects to jail. Sometimes considered offensive due to possibly having originated in the US with the use of a slang term ("paddy") for an Irishman, due to either the prevalence of Irish police officers or frequent arrests of Irish immigrants. However, the origin is debated. Nearly two dozen looters were thrown into paddy wagons by police forces trying to quell the riots. After Jeff got drunk and started assaulting a bouncer, he ended his night in the back of a paddy wagon.
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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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Commenting on market price of the paddy, the Chairman said farmers are reluctant to sell paddy to PMB due to high price prevail in the open market.
Paddy hid under a baseball cap and wore jeans, a simple shirt and a beige toned jacket, blending in with the mundane surroundings of the shopping trip.
Paddy filmed the Keith and Paddy Picture Show last week in London where he stayed in a Soho hotel.
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On a quiet road past the University of the Philippine Los Banos (UPLB) campus here, rice fields have become a little more exciting to view through paddy art.
Paddy, of Fenham, Newcastle, said: "I am leaving a job that I am extremely happy in.
I can reveal Paddy McGuinness wants to reprise his brilliant ITV comedy with Peter Kay.
Later on, Pierce tracks down Paddy to the pub and punches him.
Under the deal, Paddy Power shareholders own 52% and Betfair shareholders own 48% of the issued and to be issued share capital of the combined group.
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HAFIZABAD -- President Kisan Board District Aman Ullah Chattha called upon the government to provide interest free loan to the paddy growers.