(comparative more baboonish, superlative most baboonish)
- Like a baboon.
Variant of baboon
any of various large, fierce, short-tailed Old World monkeys (mainly genus Papio) of Africa and Arabia, having a doglike snout and long teeth, a large head with cheek pouches, and bare calluses on the rump
Origin of baboonMiddle English babewyne ; from Old French babuin, ape, fool ; from baboue, lip (of animals) ; from bab, echoic: see babble