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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.
Origin of bakery
1535-45; baker + -y3; now taken as bake + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "A sociable little magpie, that one," jerking his thumb toward the bakeshop girl.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • It must be near mornin', an' if there is a bakeshop anywhere 'round, you could get some.

  • Paul had his mind set upon some day owning a business of his own—a bakeshop, perhaps even a small caf.

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

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

    The New Education Scott Nearing
  • Mrs. Brown keeps a little grocery and bakeshop and was very willing to show me the house.

  • Having seen the little sitting-room over the bakeshop, they were sure the chair would fit in beautifully there.

    The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson Nellie van De Grift Sanchez
  • He was eager to help at the machine saws, at the planing machines, at the workbenches, and in the bakeshop.

  • I wonder what in the world Mr. Capper lets those white rats stay in his bakeshop window for?

  • Down in the bakeshop the five fishermen were making merry around the table.

    Black Star's Campaign Johnston McCulley
British Dictionary definitions for bakeshop


noun (pl) -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
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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