jam sandwich

jam sandwich
Noun. A police car, specifically the white ones with a bright red band running horizontally along the sides.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • Jam sandwich — may also refer to a sandwich made with jam. In British slang, a jam sandwich (or jam butty ) is a police traffic or fast response car (as opposed to an ordinary panda car or patrol car).The term came into common use in the 1970s, when such cars… …   Wikipedia

  • jam sandwich — noun (informal) Formerly in the UK, a police car (from the white and red livery) • • • Main Entry: ↑jam …   Useful english dictionary

  • jam sandwich — noun (from the common UK colour scheme of white with a red reflective horizontal band) A police car. Syn: jam butty …   Wiktionary

  • jam sandwich — n British a police car, in the argot of schoolchil dren, tramps, dossers and the homeless ► I m not going to be moved. The jam sandwiches [police cars] will have to cart me off. (Homeless man, Observer, 16 August 1987) …   Contemporary slang

  • jam sandwich — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary A polis car …   English dialects glossary

  • The Giant Jam Sandwich — Infobox Book name = The Giant Jam Sandwich author = John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway illustrator = John Vernon Lord cover artist = John Vernon Lord country = United States genre = Children s picture book publisher = Houghton Mifflin release… …   Wikipedia

  • toe\ jam\ sandwich — A sandwich that looks disgusting and icky. Want my mom to make you a toe jam sandwich for lunch? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • toe\ jam\ sandwich — A sandwich that looks disgusting and icky. Want my mom to make you a toe jam sandwich for lunch? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • jam — jam1 [dʒæm] n ↑butter, ↑jam ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food)¦ 2¦(cars/people)¦ 3¦(machine)¦ 4¦(difficult situation)¦ 5¦(music)¦ 6 kick out the jams 7 jam tomorrow ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(FOOD)¦ [U and C] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jam — 1. noun /d​͡ʒæm/ a) A sweet mixture of fruit boiled with sugar and allowed to congeal. Often spread on bread or toast or used in jam tarts. I’m in a jam right now. Can you help me out? b) A difficult situation. She was married when we first met… …   Wiktionary

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