but I think it must have been a Baboo—or a Begum.

Category: People | Type: Glossary Word | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Am Born

"Baboo" is a variant of "babu," a title of respect in Hindi applied to a man; "begum" is a lady of rank. "Baboon" dicates little David's confused association. 

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