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Definition of "crosspatch" []

  • A peevish, irascible person; a grouch. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crosspatch" in a sentence
  • "Don't be a fashion crosspatch, denouncing girls in shorts so short they look more like underwear than items of outdoor clothing."
  • "He's a youthful crosspatch, a reedy-voiced adolescent with a gripe."
  • "Our pick for walls is the Eames crosspatch combo, which comes in a pack of 20 squares. $52 at www. whatisblik.com."