[bey-kuh-ree, beyk-ree]

noun, plural bak·er·ies.

Also called bake·shop [beyk-shop] /ˈbeɪkˌʃɒp/. a baker's shop.
a place where baked goods are made.

Origin of bakery

1535–45; baker + -y3; now taken as bake + -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of bakery

Historical Examples of bakery

  • He went into the bakery, his hat a-tilt, with the air of a conqueror.

  • Some were picking up crumbs of bread which had been swept out from the bakery.

    Winning His Way

    Charles Carleton Coffin

  • Two waifs adrift in a storm, peering into a bakery window at the cookies.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht

  • The bakery was one of the few buildings that had been miraculously spared.

    A Little Girl in Old Detroit

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • It's almost as satisfyin' as walkin by the back door of a bakery when you're hungry.


    Sewell Ford

British Dictionary definitions for bakery


noun plural -eries

Also called: bakehouse a room or building equipped for baking
a shop in which bread, cakes, etc, are sold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for bakery

c.1820, "place for making bread;" see bake (v.) + -ery. Replaced earlier bakehouse (c.1400). As "shop where baked goods are sold" it was noted as an Americanism by British travelers from c.1830.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper