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Definitions of baboon

  1. One of the Old World Quadrumana, of the genera Cynocephalus and Papio; the dog-faced ape. Baboons have dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks. They are mostly African. See Mandrill, and Chacma, and Drill an ape. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A species of large monkey, having a long face, dog-like tusks, large lips, and a short tail. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. A ferocious Old World monkey. See illus. in preceding column. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. A monkey of a large species with short tail, long face, and strong tusks. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. A monkey of the largest kind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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