jackanape
Jackanapes Jack"a*napes, n. [For Jack o' (= of) apes; prop., a man who exhibits apes.] [Written also {jackanape}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A monkey; an ape. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A coxcomb; an impertinent or conceited fellow. [1913 Webster]

A young upstart jackanapes. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]


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  • Jackanapes — Jack a*napes, n. [For Jack o (= of) apes; prop., a man who exhibits apes.] [Written also {jackanape}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A monkey; an ape. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A coxcomb; an impertinent or conceited fellow. [1913 Webster] A young upstart… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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