Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Alittle or insignificant pope; one who apes the Pope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A petty or deputy pope.
  • noun rare An adherent of the pope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A petty or deputy pope.
  • noun An adherent of the pope.

Etymologies

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From pope +‎ -ling.

Examples

  • There's a gang of men about -- Anglican Catholics they call themselves; well, remember the German proverb, 'Every priestling hides a popeling.' ...

    The Christian A Story

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