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papish

adj.

1540s; see papal + -ish.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • But stop—I'll settle it in a word's speaking: here you—you old papish, where are you?

    Willy Reilly William Carleton
  • He objected to being referred to by Mrs. Macfarlane as a “papish” and a “Rebel.”

  • In any case, their approach was heralded by the firing over "papish" houses, as the processionists came towards Dolly's Brae.

  • I daresay that body's the vera deevil himsell in the shape o' the auld papish beggar!

  • Give me a papish that breaks the law, let him be priest or layman, and I'm the boy that will take a grip of him if I can get him.

    Willy Reilly William Carleton

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