crosspatch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crosspatch a bad-tempered person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crosspatch An ill-natured person. "Crosspatch , draw the latch."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crosspatch An ill-natured person.
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Usage

In literature:

But it's no use to ask such a crosspatch to take me.
"Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
I only remember the time of misery under the crosspatches grandmamma got for us.
"Nuttie's Father" by Charlotte M. Yonge
It was while I looked at them that old crosspatch ran away.
"Lucia Rudini" by Martha Trent
Now, look here, Mopsy Maynard, don't you let that old crosspatch be Queen!
"Marjorie at Seacote" by Carolyn Wells
Does Mrs. Bracken or that crosspatch Miss Adams or the weepin' willow, Mrs. Willoughby, know she isn't eleven?
"Mary Rose of Mifflin" by Frances R. Sterrett
Don't you mind the old crosspatch.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Crosspatch Conductor swung himself up after her.
"Glory and the Other Girl" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
She's just a crosspatch!
"Highacres" by Jane Abbott
Had it not been for obliging you, I would have let the old crosspatch alone, I can tell you.
"Avarice-Anger:" by Eugène Sue
King Crosspatch scolded and sulked because Lord High Chancellor would not permit him to smoke a briarwood pipe.
"The Green Forest Fairy Book" by Loretta Ellen Brady
It was certainly crosspatch "F.", and a far from prepossessing little creature with that fixed, level gaze.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
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