- Back-formation from jackanapes. (Wiktionary)
“Tremble in your lillies, you jackanape slobgullions of slack misfortunes!”
“Dougal was glad to see Steenie, and brought him into the great oak parlour, and there sat the laird his leesome lane, excepting that he had beside him a great, ill-favoured jackanape, that was”
“And another answered, ‘The jackanape will be here betimes the morn.’”
“A minute after, Sir John flings the body of the jackanape down to them, and cries that the siller is fund, and that they should come up and help him.”
“Sir John made up his story about the jackanape as he liked himsell; and some believe till this day there was no more in the matter than the filching nature of the brute.”
“‘In HELL, if you will have my thoughts of it,’ said my gudesire, driven to extremity, ‘in hell! with your father, his jackanape, and his silver whistle.’”
“Alas! that man, with so many noble objects of pursuit, will amuse himself like a jackanape, with a laced jerkin and a cap and bells! —”
““Is this the jackanape page for whom we have waited thus long?” said he to Wing-the-wind. — “And my Lord Ruthven will reach the castle long before us.””
“That being said, perhaps the hearings can be held in session indefinitely until the jackanape returns.”
“Ask Madame Wu, she'll tell you that this jackanape knows the difference between a bone-in and a butterfly cut, which perhaps is the deepest cut of all, savvy?”
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