Definition of pope-holy in English:

pope-holy

adjective

derogatory
  • Characterized by a show or pretence of piety or holiness; sanctimonious, hypocritical. Now archaic and rare.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From pope + holy.

Pronunciation

pope-holy

/ˈpəʊpˌhəʊli/