Meaning of babery in English:

babery

Pronunciation /ˈbeɪbəri/

noun

rare
  • Grotesque or absurd ornamentation, carving, or pictures; an example of this.

    Johnson (1755) gives the definition: ‘finery to please a babe or child’, which is followed in some later dictionaries.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. Originally perhaps a variant (with loss of medial -n-) of baboonery.