Definition of crosspatch in English:
A bad-tempered person.
- York is bulging at the walls with Scrooges, Grinches, crotchety crosspatches and other assorted bah humbuggers.
- The crosspatch is therefore disabled physically, socially and psychologically.
- Mr Curry was no one person in particular but an amalgam of all the mean, intolerant and bigoted crosspatches I had come across over the years.
North American crank
informal sourpuss, grouch, grump, virago, grouser, whinger, wet blanket, party pooper, doom merchant
Early 18th century: from the adjective cross + obsolete patch 'fool, clown', perhaps from Italian pazzo 'madman'.
Words that rhyme with crosspatchLukács • eyepatch
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.