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cross·patch

 (krôs′păch′, krŏs′-)
n.
A peevish, irascible person; a grouch.

[cross + patch, jester.]

crosspatch

(ˈkrɒsˌpætʃ)
n
informal a peevish bad-tempered person
[C18: from cross + obsolete patch fool]

cross•patch

(ˈkrɔsˌpætʃ, ˈkrɒs-)

n.
a bad-tempered or irritable person.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crosspatch - a bad-tempered personcrosspatch - a bad-tempered person    
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
crabby person, crab - a quarrelsome grouch
hothead, fire-eater - a belligerent grouch
misanthrope, misanthropist - someone who dislikes people in general
Translations

crosspatch

[ˈkrɒspætʃ] Ngruñón/ona m/f, cascarrabias mf

crosspatch

[ˈkrɒsˌpætʃ] n (fam) → permaloso/a, musone/a
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This wasn't, I hasten to add, a mailbag full of ranting crosspatches but ordinary people who feel they no longer have a voice in a society where decisions are made by a liberal, politically-correct elite who claim to act for the greater good.