baboon: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ba-bn' or, esp. Brit., bu-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various large, terrestrial monkeys of the genus Papio and related genera, of Africa and Arabia, having a doglike muzzle, large cheek pouches, and a short tail.
  2. a coarse, ridiculous, or brutish person, esp. one of low intelligence.
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