(US) an Irish (and Roman Catholic) person.
|Going After Cacciato (1980) 43: Vote Irish. Stick a pope in the White House.|
SE in slang uses
(Ulster) a Roman Catholic.
|A Goat’s Song 11: Then the girls learned at school how their father had been teaching manners to popeheads .|
|Distance Between Us 270: When I was a kid, we’d get a popehead and beat him silly, wouldn’t we?|
|Seeds of Evil 480: Yourself and the popehead go over to England and ask a few questions about the wee soldier.|
the lymphatic gland surrounded with fat, found in a leg of mutton.
|Miss Violet and her Offers (1875) 308: The oratorical undertaker having made a most successful joke about the Pope’s Eye on a leg of Protestant mutton.|
|Lorna Doone (1923) 432: You should have the hot new milk, and the pope’s eye from the mutton.|
|Sl. Dict. 258: Pope’s-eye a peculiar little part in a leg of mutton, much esteemed by lovers of that joint.|
the rump of a chicken or turkey.
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue ms. additions n.p.: Popes Nose. The Rump of a Turkey.|
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|Cornishman 22 July 2/1: The cooked tails of poultry resemble some forms of mitres. Hence we get Pope’s nose (in Ireland) and Parson’s nose in England.|
|Reno (NV) Eve. Gazette 28 Apr. 2/2: The rump of a fowl is the ‘pope’s,’ ‘parson’s’ or ‘bishop’s nose.’.|
|Dict. Amer. Sl. 38: parson’s nose. Rear end of cooked fowl; also called pope’s nose, rabbi’s nose, Darwin’s nose.|
|Folk-Say 309: ‘Mr. Gordon, what piece of the chicken will you have?’ ‘The Pope’s nose,’ replied the guest.‘Sandhill Sundays’ in Botkin|
|Whiteoak Heritage (1949) 20: It was annoying to see heedless Piers devouring those juicy bits [...] just north of the Pope’s nose.|
|(con. 1941) Twenty Thousand Thieves 150: Can I have the Pope’s nose?|
|Inside Daisy Clover (1966) 9: I wrote ‘My sister Gloria is the Pope’s nose’ on the wall of the girls’ john at school.|
see does a bear shit in the woods? Is the pope (a) Catholic? phr.
see put the devil into hell under devil n.