Popemobile

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English[edit]

Pope Benedict XVI tours São Paulo in the Popemobile.
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Etymology[edit]

pope +‎ -mobile

Noun[edit]

Popemobile (plural Popemobiles)

  1. (informal) Any of various vehicles with bulletproof glass sides used to transport the Pope through crowds safely while allowing an open view.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Pope John Paul II requested in 2002 that people avoid referring to the vehicle by that name because it sounded “undignified.”

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