papish

adjective
pa·​pish | \ ˈpāpish, -pēsh \

Definition of papish

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, chiefly British, usually disparaging

papish

noun, often capitalized
\ " \
plural -es

Definition of papish (Entry 2 of 2)

dialectal, chiefly British, usually disparaging
: papist

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for papish

Adjective

pape entry 1 + -ish

Learn More About papish

Dictionary Entries Near papish

papion

papish

papism

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for papish

Cite this Entry

“Papish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papish. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!