Definition of baboonery in English:

baboonery

noun

  • 1historical
    Grotesque or absurd ornamentation, carving or pictures; an example of this. Compare baboonbaberyhistorical after Middle English.

  • 2obsolete
    rare Originally: †a colony of baboons (obsoleterare). In later use: a captive collection of baboons.

  • 3Baboonish nature, character, or behaviour; especially foolishness, stupidity.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Aelred of Rievaulx's De Institutione Inclusarum. From baboon + -ery.

Pronunciation

baboonery

/bəˈbuːn(ə)ri/