Meaning of “crosspatch” in the English Dictionary

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"crosspatch" in British English

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crosspatchnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrɒs.pætʃ/ us /ˈkrɑːs.pætʃ/ old-fashioned informal

Examples from literature

  • I will take such good care of them, I promise, and if you like, I will pick the tenderest grass for old crosspatch, he added grudgingly. 
  • I'm a crosspatch to-night, and I ought to sit by the fire and spin, instead of gamboling. 

(Definition of “crosspatch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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