Origin of baboon
Related formsba·boon·ish, adjective
Examples from the Web for baboon
“I find ‘the baboon’ suits him better than his real name,” she adds caustically.
In the book, Strauss-Kahn is identified only as the “pig,” “baboon,” or “baboon-man.”
I am an Afrikaner and I want to show that baboon Julius Malema.
One baboon had so wearied his pursuers by his antics that they pointed a gun at him, though with no intention of firing.The Animal Story Book|Various
First he looked into the eyes of Poker Face the Baboon and saw something faraway.Rootabaga Stories|Carl Sandburg
“I hope you are not wishing for a baboon to add to your pets,” added her mother, laughing.Minnie's Pet Monkey|Madeline Leslie
But when taken young they are easily tamed, and even seem to be more susceptible of education than any other baboon.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
And presently, we even have a description of Messer the Devil as he appeared on that occasion—in the shape of a baboon.The Life of Cesare Borgia|Raphael Sabatini