In the book, Strauss-Kahn is identified only as the “pig,” “baboon,” or “baboon-man.”
“I find ‘the baboon’ suits him better than his real name,” she adds caustically.
I am an Afrikaner and I want to show that baboon Julius Malema.
He displays much skill and a great degree of caution in playing these pranks upon the baboon when at close170 range.
Occasionally a man would slip, or be pulled over in the grip of a baboon.
If some species of baboon had taken to the hunting-life, there might have been very interesting results.
"Go to the devil, and take your baboon with you," cursed the new arrival.
After all, it was the baboon that suffered most, if his yells were any index to his feelings.
He showed his great teeth and grinned and growled, as a baboon in a rage is apt to do.
But loping easily along as his ancestors might have pursued a baboon or antelope, Shir K'han overtook the screaming human.
type of ape, c.1400, babewyn, earlier "a grotesque figure used in architecture or decoration" (early 14c.), from French babouin "baboon," from Old French baboin "ape," earlier "simpleton, dimwit, fool" (13c.), also "gaping figure (such as a gargoyle)," so perhaps from Old French baboue "grimacing;" or perhaps it is imitative of the ape's babbling speech-like cries. Also cf. -oon. German Pavian "baboon" is from Dutch baviaan, from Middle Dutch baubijn, a borrowing of the Old French word.
An uncouth or stupid person: Outta my way, you baboon!
A large, dangerous man •Nearly always used affectionately of a man by a woman (1940s+)