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jackanapes (noun) – 1. A conceited or impudent person.
2. A mischievous child.
3. Archaic A monkey or an ape.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Mid-15crntury, “a monkey,” also “an impertinent, conceited fellow;” apparently from Jack of Naples, but whether this is some specific personification or folk etymology of jack (n.) + ape is unknown.

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