Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Finery of a kind to please a child.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Finery of a kind to please a child.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Grotesque ornamentation in art or architecture, as carved human figures or other decorations.
  • n. Finery to please a child; any trifling toy for children: as, “painted babery,”

Etymologies

Perhaps originally for baboonery. Confer baboon, and also babe. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I promise I will return shortly with great things like science fiction babery (with pictures!) and some really cool things I am looking forward to (fantasy movies galore!)

    Absent but present

  • Let's hope that when the missive does reach its destination it will be more effective than Huhne's very silly cry-babery and police time wastage.

    Archive 2008-01-27

  • Whether they're hawking EVs or SUVs (God forbid), booth babery illustrates and symbolizes the auto industry's arrogant refusal to adapt to society's needs.

    The Truth About Cars

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  • JM enjoys the personal babery of some folk - must also be personal bravery in some cases.

    July 16, 2010