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crosspatch

[ kraws-pach, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌpætʃ, ˈkrɒs- /
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noun Informal.
a bad-tempered or irritable person.
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Origin of crosspatch

First recorded in 1690–1700; cross- + patch1
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British Dictionary definitions for crosspatch

crosspatch
/ (ˈkrɒsˌpætʃ) /

noun
informal a peevish bad-tempered person

Word Origin for crosspatch

C18: from cross + obsolete patch fool
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