Definition of papish in English:

papish

adjective

Irish English, Scottish, Northern
derogatory
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Roman Catholics or the Roman Catholic Church.

noun

Irish English, Scottish, Northern
derogatory
  • A Roman Catholic; an advocate of papal supremacy; = "papist".

Origin

Mid 16th century. Either from pape, variant of pope + -ish, or alteration (with suffix substitution) of papist. Compare German † papisch.

Pronunciation

papish

/ˈpeɪpɪʃ/