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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