babery

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps originally for baboonery. Compare baboon, and also babe.

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babery (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Finery of a kind to please a child.
    • Sir Philip Sidney
      So have I seen trim books in velvet dight,
      With golden leaves, and painted babery
      Of silly boys, please unacquainted sight.

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