What is baboon and what does baboon mean? Read about the definition and meaning of baboon


  1. Baboon is the name of any of various large, terrestrial monkeys of the genus Papio of Africa and Arabia, having a doglike muzzle, large cheek pouches, and a short tail
  2. a coarse, ridiculous, or brutish person, especially one of low intelligence

Etymology & Origin of baboon

First coined circa 1275. From the Middle French word 'babouin'

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