The definition of a bake off is a contest in which people submit things they have cooked and prepared, such as cookies, pies or breads, in order to be judged and to determine the best recipe or food product.(noun)
An example of a bake off is a contest at the fair when many different people enter homemade pies to see which gets the most votes.
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Origin: prob. < Bake-Off, trademark for an annual baking contest first conducted by the Pillsbury Company in 1949, although similar formations such as playoff and runoff date from the 19th c.
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