Crosspatch Cross"patch` (-p?ch`; 224), n. An ill-natured person. [Colloq.] ``Crosspatch, draw the latch.'' --Mother Goose. [1913 Webster]

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  • crosspatch — [krôs′pach΄] n. [ CROSS + dial. patch, fool, childish person] Informal a cross, bad tempered person …   English World dictionary

  • crosspatch — UK [ˈkrɒsˌpætʃ] / US [ˈkrɔsˌpætʃ] noun [countable] Word forms crosspatch : singular crosspatch plural crosspatches old fashioned informal someone who is easily annoyed …   English dictionary

  • crosspatch — noun Etymology: 3cross + 3patch Date: circa 1700 grouch 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crosspatch — /kraws pach , kros /, n. Informal. a bad tempered or irritable person. [1690 1700; CROSS + PATCH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • crosspatch — noun A grumpy, bad tempered or irascible person Syn: grouch …   Wiktionary

  • crosspatch — Synonyms and related words: Tartar, anomaly, bear, complainer, crab, crank, dragon, feist, fire eater, freak, fury, grizzly bear, grouch, grouser, growler, grumbler, hothead, hotspur, individualist, inner directed person, misfit, naysayer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • crosspatch — n. grouch, bad tempered person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crosspatch — noun Brit. informal a bad tempered person. Origin C18: from cross + obs. patch fool, clown , perh. from Ital. pazzo madman …   English new terms dictionary

  • crosspatch — noun (C) old fashioned someone who is bad tempered …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crosspatch — cross•patch [[t]ˈkrɔsˌpætʃ, ˈkrɒs [/t]] n. inf a bad tempered or irritable person • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

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