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baboonery

[ ba-boo-nuh-ree or, especially British, buh- ]
/ bæˈbu nə ri or, especially British, bə- /
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noun, plural ba·boon·er·ies.

an uncouth, ridiculous, or brutish condition, attitude, or action.

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Origin of baboonery

1375–1425; late Middle English babwynrie, equivalent to bab(e)wynbaboon + -rie-ery
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