baboonery

noun ba·boon·ery

Definition of baboonery

plural

-es

  1. :  conduct, activity, or attitudes that are brutish, degrading, or grotesquely humorous never … in the history of architecture has taste … descended to similar babooneryArchitect & Building News

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Origin and Etymology of baboonery

Middle English babwinrie, from babewin + -rie -ry


First Known Use: 1731


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