Other Word Forms of Baboon
Origin of Baboon
From Middle English babewin, baboin, from Old French babouin, from baboue (“grimace, muzzle”), of Germanic origin, related to German dialectal Bäppe (“muzzle”), Middle High German beffen (“to bark”), Middle English baffen (“to bark”). See also baff, baffle.
Middle English babewin from Old French babuin gaping figure, gargoyle, baboon perhaps blend of Old French babine muzzle, babau grimace
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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