an uncouth, ridiculous, or brutish condition, attitude, or action.
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.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 69, No. 423, January 1851 Various
babu. a Hindu title of address equivalent to Sir, Mr., or Esquire. a Hindu gentleman. a native Indian clerk who can write English. Usually Disparaging. any native Indian having only a limited knowledge of English. Contemporary Examples The few resident males are either biological sons or “baboos” (lovers) of the successful madams. ‘Whores’ Glory’: An […]
n. 1690s, from French babouche, from Arabic babush, from Persian papush, from pa “foot” (related to Avestan pad-, see foot (n.)) + posh “covering.” Arabic, lacking a -p-, regularly converts -p- in foreign words to -b-. Historical Examples Mouley came shuffling up in his babouche slippers and we both ordered another schooner of beer. I’m […]
a wooden grating used by Indians in South America for roasting and drying food.
a female given name, form of Barbara. abbreviated form of Bab ed-Din. Contemporary Examples And, who does Babs think has been her core audience all these years? Streisand’s Gay Sex Problem, and the Death of the Gay Icon Tim Teeman May 22, 2014 Tucked into the couch next to Babs and the gang, Obama oozes […]