jackanapes

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 jackanapes — mid 15c., a monkey, also an impertinent, conceited fellow; apparently from Jack of Naples, but whether this is some specific personification or folk etymology of JACK (Cf. jack) (n.) + APE (Cf. ape) is unknown. See note in OED …

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  • 3 jackanapes — [jak′ə nāps΄] n. [ME Jac Napes, nickname of William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk (1396 1450), whose badge was a clog and a chain like a tame ape s] 1. Archaic a monkey 2. a conceited, insolent, presumptuous fellow 3. a pert, mischievous child …

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  • 4 jackanapes — noun Etymology: Middle English Jack Napis, nickname for William de la Pole died 1450 duke of Suffolk Date: 1526 1. monkey, ape 2. a. an impudent or conceited fellow b. a saucy or mischievous child …

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  • 5 jackanapes — /jak euh nayps /, n. 1. an impertinent, presumptuous person, esp. a young man; whippersnapper. 2. an impudent, mischievous child. 3. Archaic. an ape or monkey. [1400 50; late ME Jakken apes, lit., jack (i.e., man) of the ape, nickname of William… …

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  • 6 jackanapes — noun An impudent or mischievous person …

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  • 7 jackanapes — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. wiseacre, whippersnapper, coxcomb, scamp; see rascal …

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  • 8 jackanapes —  A cocky person …

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  • 9 jackanapes — jack·a·napes || dʒækÉ™neɪps n. impudent person, upstart, whippersnapper; mischievous child …

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  • 10 jackanapes — [ dʒakəneɪps] noun 1》 dated an impertinent person. 2》 archaic a tame monkey. Origin C16 (orig. as Jack Napes): perh. from a playful name for a tame ape, the initial n by elision of an ape …

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  • 11 jackanapes — n. [Written also Jackanape.] 1. Monkey. See ape. 2. Beau, fop, dandy. See jack a dandy …

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  • 12 jackanapes — n 1. whippersnapper, malapert, pup, boldface, brazenface, swaggerer; upstart, wiseacre, weisenheimer, Sl. wise guy, smarty, smart aleck, smarty pants. 2. imp, mischief maker, monkey, hooligan, rascal, punk, gamin; rapscallion, devil, scamp, Inf.… …

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  • 13 jackanapes — jack·a·napes …

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  • 14 jackanapes — jack•a•napes [[t]ˈdʒæk əˌneɪps[/t]] n. 1) an impertinent fellow 2) a mischievous child 3) archaic an ape or monkey • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME Jakken apes, lit., jack (i.e., man) of the ape, nickname of William de la Pole (1396–1450), Duke of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 jackanapes — /ˈdʒækəneɪps/ (say jakuhnayps) noun 1. a pert, presuming young man; whippersnapper. 2. a mischievous child. 3. a conceited person; coxcomb. 4. Obsolete an ape or monkey. {variant of Middle English Jack Napes, nickname of William, Duke of Suffolk …

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  • 16 jackanapes — n. archaic 1 a pert or insolent fellow. 2 a mischievous child. 3 a tame monkey. Etymology: earliest as Jack Napes (1450): supposed to refer to the Duke of Suffolk, whose badge was an ape s clog and chain …

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  • 17 Day of the Jackanapes — The Simpsons episode Episode no. 261 Prod. code CABF10 …

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  • 18 Day of the Jackanapes — Episodio de Los Simpson Episodio n.º Temporada 12 Episodio 261 Código de producción CABF10 Guionista(s) Al Jean Director Michael Marcantel Estrellas invitadas …

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  • 19 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk — William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, KG (16 October 1396 at Cotton, Suffolk, – 2 May 1450), nicknamed Jack Napes (whence the word jackanapes ), was an important English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years War, and later Lord… …

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