jackanapes :

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  • n  someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous

  • Too many poor children are criminal delinquents; yet how can good people prevent these raggedy jackanapes from practicing their malicious mischiefs, committing their public .
  • My Heart's in the Highlands (by William Saroyan; produced by the Group Theatre) is the first play of William Saroyan, literary jackanapes and self-styled genius.
  • A tour of our divorce courts daily highlights the fact no glossy, marcelled jackanapes, no thatched gigolo with vaseline in his hair can hold his woman simply because of hirsute .

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