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

[cross + patch, jester.]
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informal a peevish bad-tempered person
[C18: from cross + obsolete patch fool]
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(ˈkrɔsˌpætʃ, ˈkrɒs-)

a bad-tempered or irritable person.
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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
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[ˈkrɒspætʃ] Ngruñón/ona m/f, cascarrabias mf
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[ˈkrɒsˌpætʃ] n (fam) → permaloso/a, musone/a
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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."
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.