Definition of Jackanapes

1. Noun. Someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous.

Exact synonyms: Lightweight, Whippersnapper
Generic synonyms: Cipher, Cypher, Nobody, Nonentity
Derivative terms: Lightweight

Definition of Jackanapes

1. n. A monkey; an ape.

Definition of Jackanapes

1. Noun. (obsolete) A monkey. ¹

2. Noun. (context: dated pejorative) An impudent or mischievous person. ¹

3. Noun. (plural of jackanape) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jackanapes

1. [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jackanapes

jack salmon
jack the lad
jackal
jackal buzzard
jackal buzzards
jackalled
jackalling
jackalope
jackalopes
jackals
jackanape
jackanaperies
jackanapery
jackanapes (current term)
jackanapeses
jackaroo
jackarooed
jackarooesse
jackarooesses
jackarooing
jackaroos
jackarse
jackarses

Literary usage of Jackanapes

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1. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
"And it was after the Fair that jackanapes, out rambling by himself, ... jackanapes got up and shook himself, none the worse except for being heels over head ..."

2. Child Classics: The Third Reader by Georgia Alexander (1918)
"It was after the fair that jackanapes, out rambling by himself, ... jackanapes got up and shook himself, none the worse except for being overhead in love ..."

3. The Cyr Readers: Arranged by Grades by Ellen M. Cyr (1901)
"THIS charming selection is taken from " jackanapes," a quaint and very popular sketch ... jackanapes " is her best literary work and made her name famous. ..."

4. The Children's First [ -fourth] Reader by Ellen M. Cyr (1898)
"This charming selection is taken from " jackanapes," a quaint and very popular sketch ... jackanapes " is her best literary work and made her name famous. ..."

5. Cyr's Fifth Reader by Ellen M. Cyr (1899)
"THIS charming selection is taken from " jackanapes," a quaint and very popular sketch ... jackanapes " is her best literary work and made her name famous. ..."

6. Cyr's Fourth Reader by Ellen M. Cyr (1899)
"THIS charming selection is taken from " jackanapes," a quaint and interesting story for ... jackanapes " is her best literary work and made her name famous. ..."

7. The Silver-Burdett Readers by Ella Marie Powers, Thomas Minard Balliet (1906)
"And it was after the fair that jackanapes, out rambling by himself, ... jackanapes got up and shook himself, none the worse except for being overhead in ..."

8. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"Anthony Panton called An angry Mr. Kemp a " jackanapes," and told him P"18°"- that he was " unfit for the place of secretary," and that " his hair-lock was ..."

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