Meaning of jackanapes

jack•a•napes

Pronunciation: ( jak'u-nāps"), [key]
— n.
  1. an impertinent, presumptuous person, esp. a young man; whippersnapper.
  2. an impudent, mischievous child.
  3. an ape or monkey.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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