plural -es
: 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

Word History


Middle English babwinrie, from babewin + -rie -ry

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baboonery was in 1731

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“Baboonery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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