"patch." Definition

  1. This old English term of reproach, long obsolete in polite language, may yet occasionally be heard in sentences like these:—“Why, he’s not a PATCH upon him,” _i.e._, he is not to be compared with him; “one’s not a PATCH on the other,” &c. Shakspeare uses the word in the sense of a paltry fellow:— “What a pied ninny’s this? thou scurvy PATCH!” In old English PATCH meant a fool, a wearer of patched clothes of motley.

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Position in the dictionary: 2525 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: patent coats, patter, patter-crib, patteran, patterer, pattern, paul pry, paw, pay, pay-away
Previous words in the dictionary: pasty, pasteboard, paste-horn, paste, pash, party, parter, part, parson’s nose, parson trulliber

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