A monkey on leash was colloquially called a jackanapes.
jackanapes (plural jackanapeses)
- (obsolete) A monkey.
- (dated, pejorative) An impudent or mischievous person.
jackanapes is originally the singular form, though it is also analyzed as a plural (due to the -s), and hence jackanape was formed as a singular backformation.
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:jackanapes.
- plural of jackanape
- “Attraction in English”, Charles P. G. Scott, Transactions of the American Philological Association, volume 25, 1893, p. 113
- Charles P. G. Scott, Transactions of the American Philological Association, volume 23, pp. 190–193 – 38 quotations
- “It’s the southern end of a northbound jackalope.” The Word Detective, March 24, 2004