Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a jackanapes.
  • n. A jackanapes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See jackanapes.

Etymologies

Back-formation from jackanapes. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Tremble in your lillies, you jackanape slobgullions of slack misfortunes!

    Excerpt from Urdoxa 2.0

  • Dougal was glad to see Steenie, and brought him into the great oak parlour, and there sat the laird his leesome lane, excepting that he had beside him a great, ill-favoured jackanape, that was

    Redgauntlet

  • And another answered, ‘The jackanape will be here betimes the morn.’

    Redgauntlet

  • A minute after, Sir John flings the body of the jackanape down to them, and cries that the siller is fund, and that they should come up and help him.

    Redgauntlet

  • Sir John made up his story about the jackanape as he liked himsell; and some believe till this day there was no more in the matter than the filching nature of the brute.

    Redgauntlet

  • ‘In HELL, if you will have my thoughts of it,’ said my gudesire, driven to extremity, ‘in hell! with your father, his jackanape, and his silver whistle.’

    Redgauntlet

  • Alas! that man, with so many noble objects of pursuit, will amuse himself like a jackanape, with a laced jerkin and a cap and bells! —

    The Monastery

  • “Is this the jackanape page for whom we have waited thus long?” said he to Wing-the-wind. — “And my Lord Ruthven will reach the castle long before us.”

    The Abbot

  • That being said, perhaps the hearings can be held in session indefinitely until the jackanape returns.

    Think Progress » Waxman: Top Iraq Reconstruction Official Flown To Baghdad To Avoid Oversight Hearing

  • Ask Madame Wu, she'll tell you that this jackanape knows the difference between a bone-in and a butterfly cut, which perhaps is the deepest cut of all, savvy?

    Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday

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