/ba booh"neuh ree/ or, esp. Brit., /beuh-/, n., pl. babooneries.
an uncouth, ridiculous, or brutish condition, attitude, or action.
[1375-1425; late ME babwynrie, equiv. to bab(e)wyn BABOON + -rie -ERY]

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