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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 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.'
  3. 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. Etymology: [For Jack o' (= of) apes; prop., a man who exhibits apes.] Etymology: [For Jack o' (= of) apes; prop., a man who exhibits apes.] jak′a-nāps, n. an impudent fellow: a coxcomb.
  4. What is the meaning of Jack of apes?
    [ Jack o' apes, one who exhibited monkeys, with n inserted to avoid the hiatus.] Properly “Jack-of-apes,” an impudent fellow who apes the manners of his social superiors. How to pronounce jackanapes?

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