Definition of "jackanapeses" [jackanapeses]

  • Plural form of jackanapes. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "jackanapeses" in a sentence
  • "It may be objected by some hopeful jackanapeses, that the number of impressments in the navy, consequent upon the seizure of the Boy-Joneses, or remaining portion of the population ambitious of Court Favour, will be in itself sufficient to defend our Island from foreign invasion."
  • "I had a letter from Bernage from Kinsale: he tells me his commission for captain-lieutenant was ready for him at his arrival: so there are two jackanapeses I have done with."
  • "Do you suppose I've nothing to do but wait on jackanapeses like you and your mates?"