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baboonery

[ba-boo-nuh-ree or, esp. British, buh-]
noun, plural ba·boon·er·ies.
  1. 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)wyn baboon + -rie -ery
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Historical Examples

  • You smiled with satisfaction when you saw how great the improvement was that baboonery had made toward manhood.

    Rattlin the Reefer

    Edward Howard

  • But young Nap, now styled Administrator of the Baboonery, was before him.