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baboonery

[ba-boo-nuh-ree or, esp. British, buh-] /bæˈbu nə ri or, esp. British, bə-/
noun, plural babooneries.
1.
an uncouth, ridiculous, or brutish condition, attitude, or action.
Origin of baboonery
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English babwynrie, equivalent to bab(e)wyn baboon + -rie -ery
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