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Jackanapes  n.  (Written also jackanape)  
A monkey; an ape.
A coxcomb; an impertinent or conceited fellow. "A young upstart jackanapes."

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"Jackanapes" Quotes from Famous Books

... Remembrances, and other Stories, 730 " Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot, and The Story of a ...
— Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works • Kaalidaasa

... tell you next Sunday. You set upon me, you impudent young monkey. I didn't say anything," bawled Marya. "You want a whipping, that's what you want, you saucy jackanapes!" ...
— The Brothers Karamazov • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

... Chris. "He durst not, the jackanapes! He is not so fond of drawing point as he was a few ...
— His Grace of Osmonde • Frances Hodgson Burnett

... was one man—a cursed interfering jackanapes of an American, whom they all call Jimgrim, of whom I was afraid. He is clever. He goes snooping here and there, and knows how to disguise himself. But he fell downstairs this morning and broke his thigh in two places. If anything could make me religious, that would! If I were not ...
— Jimgrim and Allah's Peace • Talbot Mundy

... nothing to you that you exposed these to the danger of the most grave affront. It was nothing to you that I was received just as though I had been a child, and that for months I was made, without knowing it, to fulfil the role of a conceited jackanapes. When one is led to have confidence in oneself one is tempted to adopt a certain tone and to use certain phrases, which may or may not be justified. I yielded to the temptation. I was wrong, but I was also ...
— The Lion's Share • E. Arnold Bennett

... you, you scoundrel and jackanapes," said Roland, for to this ardent expression of gratitude Edith was herself too ...
— Nick of the Woods • Robert M. Bird

... were not unanimously received with such enthusiastic approval. A writer in the less friendly La France musicale goes even so far as to stultify himself by ridiculing, a propos of the A flat Impromptu, the composer's style. This jackanapes—who belongs to that numerous class of critics whose smartness of verbiage combined with obtuseness of judgment is so well-known to the serious musical reader and so thoroughly despised by him—ignores the spiritual contents of the work under discussion altogether, and condemns ...
— Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician - Volume 1-2, Complete • Frederick Niecks

... scraped together all the Tory riff-raff this side of the river—Falconnet and the others—and are holding high revel at Appleby. Since it is still our true-blue borderland, they are scant enough of women of their own kidney, and I saw Madge dancing like any light o' love with every jackanapes that offered." ...
— The Master of Appleby • Francis Lynde

... you who you saw," said Malcolm at white heat. "I'll tell you! You met this young whippersnapper Jackanapes—what's his name—this young ...
— Martie the Unconquered • Kathleen Norris

... "An impertinent young jackanapes!" said he again, and went out, banging the door behind him. Glancing from the window, I saw him catch up with the other two, and all three walk on together down the road. Sir Jasper was in the middle, and I noticed that his hands were still deep in his pockets. Now, as I watched their ...
— The Broad Highway • Jeffery Farnol

... think this a tavern, knaves?" responded Nell, in a husky, mannish voice. "Do ye think this a vintner's? There are no topers here. Jackanapes, revellers; away with you, or we'll rouse the ...
— Mistress Nell - A Merry Tale of a Merry Time • George C. Hazelton, Jr.

... if he take his own, and be satisfied with it, give him the other two; if he take another, chop his head off with his own; and henceforth serve me all those losers of hatchets after that manner. Having said this, Jupiter, with an awkward turn of his head, like a jackanapes swallowing of pills, made so dreadful a phiz that all the vast Olympus quaked again. Heaven's foot messenger, thanks to his low-crowned narrow-brimmed hat, his plume of feathers, heel-pieces, and running stick with pigeon wings, flings himself ...
— Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. • Francois Rabelais

Words linked to "Jackanapes" :   whippersnapper, cipher, lightweight

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