bishop etymology

English word bishop comes from English Bishop

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Detailed word origin of bishop

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Bishop English (eng) , particularly as a title or term of address. A city in California.. A city in Texas.. A self-propelled 25-pounder vehicle produced by the United Kingdom during the Second World War, so called from a supposed resemblance to a bishop's miter.. A surname​.. A town in Georgia in the United States.
bishop English (eng) (UK, colloquial, obsolete) To murder by drowning.