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popish

[ poh-pish ]
/ ˈpoʊ pɪʃ /
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adjective Disparaging.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Origin of popish

First recorded in 1520–30; pope + -ish1

historical usage of popish

See papist.

OTHER WORDS FROM popish

pop·ish·ly, adverbpop·ish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for popish

popish
/ (ˈpəʊpɪʃ) /

adjective
derogatory belonging to or characteristic of Roman Catholicism

Derived forms of popish

popishly, adverb
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