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jackanapes

Archaic a monkey
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'Jackanapes' is a cheeky chap with a flourish of yellow/orange and red flowers but with a tidier and more compact habit than some of the larger varieties such as 'Lucifer'.
Renaissance systems of species classification, like Swiss naturalist Conrad Gesner's influential binomial system in the mid-sixteenth century, emerged in tandem with the arrival of many New-World animals in Europe, including simians, suggesting that the etymological relationships between creatures described as "apes," "jackanapes" "marmosets," "monkeys," or "baboons" may be more meaningful than scholars have recognized.
I'LL HAVE NO MORE INSOLENCE FROM YOU, YOU YOUNG JACKANAPES.
CONGRATULATIONS to the grinning jackanapes who burned the Fernando Torres shirt outside Melwood on Monday.
The was represented in the same excerpt from Nathaniel Hawthorne's journal as a common jackanapes, "entirely ignorant, even of his own language; scarcely able to read at all; destitute of manner,--in short, half an idiot, and without any pretension to be a gentleman." His family was of "no rank whatever" and Nathaniel wondered how Margaret could have been attracted to "this boor, this man without the intellectual spark" (I:259-60).
Jery Melford's mockery of Tabitha borders on diatribe and evinces, even more than Bramble's, a lack of common humanity (which may explain why Bramble calls him "a pert jackanapes"):
More tersely, Kingsley Amis dispatches young Irving Macher as a "Hebrew jackanapes" in One Fat Englishman.
Ethelburga parish, purchased of Matthew Piggott, and was leasing a messuage called the Jackanapes in St.
speech--is a cousin of the 'jackanapes' who is trying to seduce his
Soto y Gama actually called Lombardo Toledano a mequetrefe, which translates roughly to a coxcomb or a jackanapes.
The brutality of University of Florida campus police toward a harmless jackanapes shows us that coercive power must be tightly controlled.
For Dennis, Pope is a little chattering jackanapes, mouthing the words of others, and producing only 'awkward servile Imitations', the word 'servile', here, being a code-word for plagiarism.