(?), n. [For Jack o' (= of) apes; prop., a man who exhibits apes.]
[Written also jackanape.]

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1. A monkey; an ape. Shak.
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2. A coxcomb; an impertinent or conceited fellow.
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A young upstart jackanapes.
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(?), n. Also


}. [Jack + kangaroo.] A young man living as an apprentice on a sheep station, or otherwise engaged in acquainting himself with colonial life. [Colloq., Australia]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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