[ beyk-awf, -of ]
/ ˈbeɪkˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
a baking contest in which competitors gather to prepare their specialties for judging.
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Examples from the Web for bake-off
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Example: “The chicken-parm-off… the guido version of a bake-off.”