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[bey-kuh-ree, beyk-ree]
noun, plural bak·er·ies.
  1. Also called bake·shop [beyk-shop] /ˈbeɪkˌʃɒp/. a baker's shop.
  2. a place where baked goods are made.
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Origin of bakery

1535–45; baker + -y3; now taken as bake + -ery
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Examples from the Web for bakeshop

Historical Examples

  • Hiney, there, was in a bakeshop all day at three and a half a week.

    The New Education

    Scott Nearing

  • It must be near mornin', an' if there is a bakeshop anywhere 'round, you could get some.

  • Who should be coming out of the bakeshop but chubby Richard in person?

    The Incendiary

    W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy

  • They passed the bakeshop, but Cosette did not think of the bread which she had been ordered to fetch.

    Les Misrables

    Victor Hugo

  • "A sociable little magpie, that one," jerking his thumb toward the bakeshop girl.

    The Incendiary

    W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy

British Dictionary definitions for bakeshop


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 bakeshop



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.

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