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jackanapes


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jackanapes  \Jack"a*napes\,  n.  [For  Jack  o'  (=  of)  apes;  prop.,  a 
  man  who  exhibits  apes.]  [Written  also  {jackanape}.] 
  1.  A  monkey;  an  ape.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  coxcomb;  an  impertinent  or  conceited  fellow. 
 
  A  young  upstart  jackanapes.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jackanapes 
  n  :  someone  who  is  unimportant  but  cheeky  and  presumptuous  [syn: 
  {whippersnapper},  {lightweight}] 




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