bakery

[bey-kuh-ree, beyk-ree]
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Origin of bakery

1535–45; baker + -y3; now taken as bake + -ery
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Related Words for bakery

confectionery

Examples from the Web for bakery

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.

    Torchy

    Sewell Ford


British Dictionary definitions for bakery

bakery

noun plural -eries
  1. Also called: bakehouse a room or building equipped for baking
  2. a shop in which bread, cakes, etc, are sold
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Word Origin and History for bakery
n.

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