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From Middle English bakere, from Old English bæcere (“baker”), from Proto-Germanic *bakārijaz (“baker”), equivalent to bake + -er. Cognate with Dutch bakker (“baker”), German Bäcker (“baker”), Swedish bagare (“baker”), Icelandic bakari (“baker”).
baker (plural bakers)
- A person who bakes and sells bread, cakes and similar items.
2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, Internal Combustion:
- But through the oligopoly, charcoal fuel proliferated throughout London's trades and industries. By the 1200s, brewers and bakers, tilemakers, glassblowers, pottery producers, and a range of other craftsmen all became hour-to-hour consumers of charcoal.
- A portable oven for baking.
- Hyphenation: ba‧ker
- lit. 'swaddler': Person who helps midwife with child deliveries.
- a baker (person who does baking as a profession)
- bakar (Nynorsk)
- “baker” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
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