- a bad-tempered or irritable person.
Origin of crosspatch
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Examples from the Web for crosspatch
"I said crosspatch," she faltered and waited bravely for the deluge.
"He won't ever forget I called him a crosspatch," she said sadly and she blushed.
“And you're helping her,” the Crosspatch Conductor said, gruffly.Glory and the Other Girl
Annie Hamilton Donnell
“I call Miss Winstead crosspatch now,” she said on this occasion.Daddy's Girl
L. T. Meade
King Crosspatch would sigh, as he watched the old man at work.The Green Forest Fairy Book
Loretta Ellen Brady
- informal a peevish bad-tempered person
C18: from cross + obsolete patch fool
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