What is another word for jackanapes?

69 synonyms found


[ d͡ʒˈakɐnˌe͡ɪps], [ d‍ʒˈakɐnˌe‍ɪps], [ dʒ_ˈa_k_ɐ_n_ˌeɪ_p_s]

Jackanapes is an old-fashioned term, which refers to a childish or immature person. It is also used to describe someone who is impudent and arrogant. There are several synonyms that can be used to describe a jackanapes. Some of these synonyms could include imp, sprite, rascal or scamp. Other synonyms could include troublemaker, brat or juvenile. In some cases, a person who exhibits jackanapes behavior may be referred to as a prankster or jester. While the term jackanapes may not be commonly used today, there are plenty of words that can be used in its place to describe a person who is foolish, mischievous, or immature.

How to use "Jackanapes" in context?

The jackanapes is a colloquial name for a male pheasant. The name originates from the Old French word "jacque-nape", meaning "jack's neck", in reference to their conspicuous black neck band.

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