crosspatch crosspatch


  • (n) a bad-tempered person



  1. The ruffled spouse, normally a quiet and gentle bird, is the mate of the red-eyed crosspatch and is usually unruffled.
  2. Both dialogue and action are thus resolved into a prolonged contest between the stallion snorts of Actor Beery and the crosspatch snuffles of Actor Barrymore.
  3. Adults may disapprove, but today's young Western Europeans, from 25 on down, represent something new and promising on the crosspatch old face of the Continent.
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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /