Origin: ME babewyne < OFr babuin, ape, fool < baboue, lip (of animals) < bab, echoic: see babble
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Origin: Middle English babewin
Origin: , from Old French babuin, gaping figure, gargoyle, baboon
Origin: , perhaps blend of Old French babine, muzzle,
Origin: and babau, grimace.
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