crosspatch


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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
References in classic literature ?
An' the team he come in a-waitin' this minute at the door for him, jest as if he wa'n't the cranky old crosspatch he is, what never talks ter no one
But it's no use to ask such a crosspatch to take me.
Tenders are invited for crosspatch road and marion drive drainage improvements.
Expect emotionally charged scenes and the disturbing sight of boot-faced Shirley blubbing as she and her crosspatch father have a final heart-to-heart before Stan peacefully slips away.