papist

1 of 2

noun

pa·​pist ˈpā-pist How to pronounce papist (audio)
often capitalized
usually disparaging

papist

2 of 2

adjective

usually disparaging
: of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle French or New Latin; Middle French papiste, from pape pope; New Latin papista, from Late Latin papa pope

First Known Use

Noun

1528, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1562, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of papist was in 1528

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Cite this Entry

“Papist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papist. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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