Baedeker

noun

Bae·​de·​ker ˈbā-di-kər How to pronounce Baedeker (audio)
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Examples of Baedeker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The attacks on Exeter, Bath, Norwich, York and Canterbury became known as the Baedeker Raids—a reference to the famous German-language travel guides of the same name, according to the Imperial War Museum. Nora McGreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Mar. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Karl Baedeker †1859 German publisher of guidebooks

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Baedeker was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Baedeker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Baedeker. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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