bak·​ery | \ ˈbā-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce bakery (audio) \
plural bakeries

Definition of bakery

: a place for baking or selling baked goods

Examples of bakery in a Sentence

They work at a bakery.
Recent Examples on the Web An American and Italian bakery, Patty Cakes sells a variety of pastries and cakes including eclairs, cannoli, cookies and more. Kaitlyn Keegan, Hartford Courant, 22 June 2022 Use this as a filling for fruit tarts and cream puffs, layered in a trifle, or folded into sliced bananas and vanilla wafers for bakery-worthy banana pudding. Shilpa Uskokovic, Bon Appétit, 5 Apr. 2022 Foodies won't be disappointed, either, thanks to an artisan bakery and hip brewery among Bellingen's culinary draws. Sarah Reid, Travel + Leisure, 5 Apr. 2022 Jim Hall, who owns Orsi’s, an Italian bakery and pizzeria in Omaha, Neb., said business is close to pre-pandemic levels. David Harrison, WSJ, 16 Mar. 2022 At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vu and her husband, sous chef Tripp Mims, launched Mims SLC, an artisan bakery that began selling orders on Instagram in 2020 and grew to making hundreds of baked items a week. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Dec. 2021 Alebrije started in 2019 as an online bakery and moved into its first brick-and-mortar store on South Flores Street on San Antonio’s South Side. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Dec. 2021 Impatient New Yorkers don’t like long lines and often move on to another bakery rather than waiting. Gary Stern, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 Where an old bakery closed, a new one is taking over. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 16 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bakery

1598, in the meaning defined above

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13 Aug 2022

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“Bakery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for bakery


bak·​ery | \ ˈbā-kə-rē How to pronounce bakery (audio) , ˈbā-krē \
plural bakeries

Kids Definition of bakery

: a place where bread, cakes, and pastry are made or sold

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