popish

[ poh-pish ]
/ ˈpoʊ pɪʃ /

adjective Disparaging.

of, relating to, or characteristic of the Roman Catholic Church.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of popish

First recorded in 1520–30; pope + -ish1

usage note for popish

See papist.

OTHER WORDS FROM popish

pop·ish·ly, adverbpop·ish·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for popish

British Dictionary definitions for popish

popish
/ (ˈpəʊpɪʃ) /

adjective

derogatory belonging to or characteristic of Roman Catholicism

Derived forms of popish

popishly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012