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[bey-kuh-ree, beyk-ree] /ˈbeɪ kə ri, ˈbeɪk ri/
noun, plural bakeries.
Also called bakeshop
[beyk-shop] /ˈbeɪkˌʃɒp/ (Show IPA)
. a baker's shop.
a place where baked goods are made.
1535-45; baker + -y3; now taken as bake + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bakery
  • Jumping the queue for fresh baked goods will be a lot harder if the whole neighborhood is following the same bakery, for instance.
  • One writer who ran up a considerable tab eventually went into the bakery business and tried to pay her back in ganache cakes.
  • If you happen to be near a bakery at closing time, ask the proprietor if you could give those baked goods a home instead.
  • Or you purchased an overpriced pastry at a bakery because it somehow reminded you of a treat from your childhood.
  • For many years one of the joys of my modest job was the jail bakery program, which taught the skills of pastry and bread making.
  • Whereas the commercial bakery brand can go a week or more without going stale.
  • If you were a bakery that only made bread it only makes sense to try bagels and tortillas if donuts are going out of style.
  • The college already had students working in the bakery, and a group of them were enthusiastic about the idea.
  • If those are the questions that keep you awake at night, you might consider a major in bakery science.
  • But buying it in those days meant you were subjecting your family to whatever sanitary conditions existed at the bakery.
British Dictionary definitions for bakery


noun (pl) -eries
Also called bakehouse. a room or building equipped for baking
a shop in which bread, cakes, etc, are sold
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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
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