bou·​lan·​ge·​rie ˌbü-ˌläⁿ-zhə-ˈrē How to pronounce boulangerie (audio)
plural boulangeries
: a bakery that specializes in bread and especially in French-style breads
But first, there's the bread—magnificent, heavy, wheaty French loaves made throughout the day at the Balthazar boulangerie right next door.John Mariani, Wine Spectator, 15 Nov. 1997

Word History


borrowed from French, "bread bakery," going back to Middle French boulenguerie "making or selling of bread," from boulanger "baker" (from Picard) + -erie -ery

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boulangerie was in 1793

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“Boulangerie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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