Baedeker

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From German Baedeker.

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Baedeker

  1. (proprietary name) A long-established series of travel guidebooks.

Noun[edit]

Baedeker (plural Baedekers)

  1. (by extension from the proprietary name) Any travel guide, advice for travelers, or guide pertaining to other subjects.
    • 1934, "Literary Guide: Review of The Georgian Scene by Frank Swinnerton," Time, 3 Dec,
      His middle-of-the-road guidebook to the Georgians (Henry James to T. S. Eliot) will be a useful Baedeker for literary sightseers.
    • 1991, Nancy Sharkey, "Concierges: Baedekers in the Flesh," New York Times, 6 Sep, p. C1.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after Karl Baedeker (1801–1859).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛːdɛkɐ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Baedeker m (genitive Baedeker or Baedekers, plural Baedeker)

  1. Baedeker (travel guide)

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