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Meaning of JACKANAPES

Pronunciation:  'jaku`neyps

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous
 

JACKANAPES is a 10 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: lightweight, whippersnapper
 
 See Also: cipher, cypher, nobody, nonentity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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