jackanapes jackanapes


  • (n) someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous



  1. Three years later, on the advice of his jackanapes genius cousin, Sam Adams, who had the workingmen of Boston in his political pocket, John moved to the city.
  2. Mischa Auer, gangling, rubber-faced, Russian-born cinema jackanapes, was removed from the vice-presidency of the Russian-American club of Los Angeles.
  3. The contemplative and the jackanapes are two faces of a deeply separated nature.
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