Definition of crosspatch in English:

crosspatch

noun

informal
  • A bad-tempered person.

    • ‘A propos ‘crosspatch’ a ‘mardy’ child is sullen and whining.’
    • ‘York is bulging at the walls with Scrooges, Grinches, crotchety crosspatches and other assorted bah humbuggers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Whenever I express my penchant for reality television in the circle of snide, knowing, not-as-smart-as-they-think-they-are crosspatches that I'm cursed to call friends, I often do so defensively.’
    • ‘The crosspatch is therefore disabled physically, socially and psychologically.’
    shrew, curmudgeon, discontent, complainer, grumbler, moaner, fault-finder, carper
    misery, mope, dog in the manger, damper, dampener, spoilsport, pessimist, prophet of doom
    crank
    sourpuss, grouch, grump, virago, grouser, whinger, wet blanket, party pooper, doom merchant
    kvetch, sorehead
    jade, melancholiac
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Origin

Early 18th century: from the adjective cross + obsolete patch fool, clown perhaps from Italian pazzo madman.

Pronunciation:

crosspatch

/ˈkrôsˌpaCH/