Part of speech: noun

A ferocious Old World monkey. See illus. in preceding column.

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Usage examples "baboon":

  1. All dead- all dead," and an old baboon in the rocks with startling suddenness barked out " all dead" in answer. - "Jess", H. Rider Haggard.
  2. Some years ago, a soldier doing duty at the castle of Cape Town, kept a tame baboon for his amusement. - "A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals", Percy J. Billinghurst.
  3. Ah, yes, said the Honourable Batulcar; you are just about as much a Japanese as I am a baboon, I guess. - "Round the World in Eighty Days", Jules Verne.