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crosspatch

[kraws-pach, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌpætʃ, ˈkrɒs-/
noun, Informal.
1.
a bad-tempered or irritable person.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; cross- + patch1
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British Dictionary definitions for cross-patch

crosspatch

/ˈkrɒsˌpætʃ/
noun
1.
(informal) a peevish bad-tempered person
Word Origin
C18: from cross + obsolete patch fool
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Word Origin and History for cross-patch
n.

"peevish person," usually female, c.1700, from cross (adj.) + patch (n.1) "piece."

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