- 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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