Definition of baboonery in English:

baboonery

noun

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

    See also babery
  • 2obsolete, rare Originally: †a colony of baboons (obsolete rare). 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/