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The meaning of "riding shotgun"

" Riding shotgun "
Riding in the front passenger seat of a car.
I prefer to drive but since my drink conviction I have to ride shotgun.
Where did it originate?:
USA, mid 20th century. Initially heard in the dialogue of cowboy films.
Where is it used?:
Mostly USA.
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