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jackanapes

jackanapes

noun jack·a·napes \ˈja-kə-ˌnāps\

Definition of JACKANAPES

1
:  monkey, ape
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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