from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that bakes bread, cakes, or pastries, especially commercially.
  • n. One that bakes, especially a portable oven.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who bakes and sells bread, cakes and similar items.
  • n. A portable oven for baking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One whose business it is to bake bread, biscuit, etc.
  • n. A portable oven in which baking is done.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who bakes; specifically, one whose business it is to make bread, biscuit, etc.
  • n. A small portable tin oven used in baking. [U. S.]
  • n. The popular name of the flesh-fly, Sarcophaga carnaria.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who bakes commercially
  • n. someone who bakes bread or cake


bake + -er, cognate with Dutch bakker. (Wiktionary)



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  • Contronymic in the sense: baker vs. bakee (potato).

    January 27, 2007