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baker

[bey-ker] /ˈbeɪ kər/
noun
1.
a person who bakes.
2.
a person who makes and sells bread, cake, etc.
3.
a small portable oven.
4.
(usually initial capital letter) a code word used in communications to represent the letter B.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English bakere, Old English bæcere. See bake, -er1
Related forms
bakerlike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bakerlike

baker

/ˈbeɪkə/
noun
1.
a person whose business or employment is to make or sell bread, cakes, etc
2.
a portable oven
3.
(Irish, informal) on the baker's list, in good health

Baker

/ˈbeɪkə/
noun
1.
Sir Benjamin. 1840–1907, British engineer who, with Sir John Fowler, designed and constructed much of the London underground railway, the Forth Railway Bridge, and the first Aswan Dam
2.
Chet, full name Chesney H. Baker. 1929–88, US jazz trumpeter and singer
3.
Dame Janet. born 1933, British mezzo-soprano
4.
Sir Samuel White. 1821–93, British explorer: discovered Lake Albert (1864)
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Word Origin and History for bakerlike

baker

n.

Old English bæcere "baker," agent noun from bacan "to bake" (see bake (v.)). In the Middle Ages, the craft had two divisions, braun-bakeres and whit-bakeres.

White bakers shall bake no hors brede..broune bakers shall bake whete brede as it comyth grounde fro the mylle withoute ony bultyng of the same. Also the seid broune bakers shall bake hors brede of clene benys and pesyn, And also brede that is called housholdersbrede. [Letterbook in the City of London Records Office, Guildhall, 1441]
Baker's dozen "thirteen" is from 1590s.
These dealers [hucksters] ... on purchasing their bread from the bakers, were privileged by law to receive thirteen batches for twelve, and this would seem to have been the extent of their profits. Hence the expression, still in use, "A baker's dozen." [H.T. Riley, "Liber Albus," 1859]

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