jackanapes, jackanape, jack'nape (n.) Old form(s): Iack an Apes, Iack-an-Ape , Iacke-an-Apes , Iack'Nape
upstart, buffoon, monkey
AW III.v.84[Diana to Helena, of Parolles] That jackanapes with scarfs
Cym II.i.3[Cloten to Lords] a whoreson jackanapes must take me up for swearing
H5 V.ii.141[King Henry to Katherine] I could ... sit like a jackanapes
MW I.iv.105[Caius to Simple] You, jack'nape, give-a this letter to Sir Hugh
MW II.iii.76[Caius to Host, of Evans] me vill kill de priest, for he speak for a jackanape to Anne Page
MW IV.iv.66[Evans to all] I will be like a jackanapes
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