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jackanapes

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noun jack·a·napes \ˈja-kə-ˌnāps\

Definition of jackanapes

  1. 1 :  monkey, ape

  2. 2 a :  an impudent or conceited fellow b :  a saucy or mischievous child



Origin of jackanapes

Middle English Jack Napis, nickname for William de la Pole †1450 duke of Suffolk


First Known Use: 1526


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