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- Shortened name for Patrick.
- Inoffensive name for an Irishman.
- Offensive name for an Irishman.
- A tantrum or wobbler.
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Racially offensive English term for Irish people.
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Since many early American cops were Irish, the wagon that carried them to a crime scene or hauled crooks to the jail were known as Paddy Wagons.
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It also is slang positive and negative for an Irishman...and this is the origin. The Irish came to England en masse from two origins. The potato famine in the 1800s when starvation was real, many found passage to the U.S., Canada, on ship work to anywhere in the world there was food. Also cheap workers were needed for cutting by pick and shovel the canal and rail network. They came in their thousands and many settled along the way. Positively many were shortened from Patrick to Pat or Paddy and it became a euphemism for the persons Irish origins.
Then the Irish were well known for enjoying a drink and having a short tempered fuse and kicking off. They caused fights, were well built brawny men through physical labour work...and thirsty when ale quenched thirst, water was polluted. Police came in closed dark wagons...horse and cart at first, nick named paddy wagons as they carried more Irish than English.
Appeasing an Irishman by giving him something positive to try and defuse his temper is where the rhyme song came from
This old man, he played one (as in fought one)
He played Knick knack on my drum (first called bum)
Knick Knack paddy whack, give the man a bone (appease him, give him something to calm him)
This old man came rolling home (as in drunk)
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Tantrum / Fit or rage often for little or no reason.
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English slang name for an Irishman.
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Offensive term for Irish person used by racists and bigots. Extensively used by occupying invaders as an insult or put down. Nothing to do with St.Patrick as stated elsewhere. Mick is another word usually used for the same purpose or reason. The usage of either Mick or Paddy or Paddy-Wagon should not be tolerated by good minded people.