popish

[poh-pish]

adjective Disparaging.

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

Nearby words

  1. popeye catalufa,
  2. popeyed,
  3. popgun,
  4. popinac,
  5. popinjay,
  6. popish plot,
  7. popishly,
  8. poplar,
  9. poplar bluff,
  10. poples

Origin of popish

First recorded in 1520–30; pope + -ish1

Related formspop·ish·ly, adverbpop·ish·ness, noun

Usage note

See papist.

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British Dictionary definitions for popish

popish

adjective

derogatory belonging to or characteristic of Roman Catholicism
Derived Formspopishly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for popish

popish

adj.

1520s, from pope + -ish.

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