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Patch

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A fool; so called from the motley or patched dress worn by licensed fools.

“What a pied ninny’s this! thou scurvy patch!”


Shakespeare: The Tempest, iii. 2.

Cross-patch. An ill-tempered person. (See above.)

Not a patch upon. Not to be compared with; as, “His horse is not a patch upon mine,” “My patch is better than his garment.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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