bake sale

noun

: a fund-raising event at which usually homemade foods (such as cakes and cookies) are sold

Examples of bake sale in a Sentence

They organized a bake sale to raise money for the church.
Recent Examples on the Web Or these sunshine yellow lemon bars, great for bake sales, dinner parties, or an anytime treat. Nina Moskowitz, Bon Appétit, 27 Oct. 2023 There will be shopping, a bake sale, and an opportunity drawing. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Sep. 2023 There was a bake sale going on: Students, parents, teachers, et al., take the opportunity of Election Day to hold a bake sale. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 10 Nov. 2023 On Sunday, Hull attended a bake sale hosted by teens from eight different Montgomery County high schools who were raising money for relief efforts in Israel. Nicole Asbury, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2023 These fudgy treats are fail-proof at potlucks, parties, and bake sales. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 6 Oct. 2023 There will be shopping, a bake sale and an opportunity drawing. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Oct. 2023 Bring a picnic, or purchase food at concession stands and a bake sale. Adele Chapin, Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2023 After decades with husbands, raising children and staying up all night making cupcakes for the bake sale, these women are ready for some serious ‘me’ time. Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bake sale was in 1897

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“Bake sale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bake%20sale. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

bake sale

noun
: a fund-raising event at which usually homemade foods (as cakes and cookies) are sold
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