Definition of "jackanapes" [jack•a•napes]

  • (noun) A conceited or impudent person.
  • (noun) A mischievous child.
  • (noun) Archaic A monkey or an ape.

Use "jackanapes" in a sentence

  • "The Countess might accuse him, but Harry never had the ambition to make people think him that: his natural tendency was the reverse: and he objected to the application of the word jackanapes to himself, and was ready to contest the fact of people having that opinion at all."
  • "I shan't pick up the 'jackanapes' or the 'rascal.'"
  • "It would be almost too easy to pull information out of this unctuous jackanapes."

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