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Jack-an-apes, an ape, a monkey: “sit like a j., never off,” H5 V, 2, 148. Used as a term of contempt: “I will be like a j. also,” Wiv. IV, 4, 67. “that j. with scarfs,” Alls III, 5, 88. “a whoreson j. must take me up for swearing,” Cymb. II, 1, 4.
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