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  1. What is the meaning of Jackanapes?
    Definition of jackanapes. 1a : an impudent or conceited fellow. b : a saucy or mischievous child. 2 : monkey, ape.
  2. What is the origin of Jack a Napes?
    Monkeys were one of many exotic goods from Naples exhibited in Britain, hence acquired the nickname Jack a Napes. In sense “upstart person”, applied to 15th century William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, one of the first nouveau riche nobles (risen from merchant class).
  3. What does the steward say about the Jackanapes in the letter?
    "Lest he take thee for one of his runaway jackanapes ," answered the steward, smiling sourly. In another letter he writes about "a jackanapes who has lately made a noise here, one Boswell, by anecdotes of Dr. Johnson." No, Mr. Harry Jocelyn, you are not the jackanapes you try to make people think you: you understand me.'
  4. What is the meaning of Jack of the ape?
    [C16: variant of Jakken-apes, literally: Jack of the ape, nickname of William de la Pole (1396–1450), first Duke of Suffolk, whose badge showed an ape's ball and chain] Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014 jack•a•napes

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