- a person whose work or business is baking bread, pastry, etc.
- a small, portable oven
Origin of bakerMiddle English bakere from Old English bæcere from bacan, bake
- One that bakes bread, cakes, or pastries, especially commercially.
- One that bakes, especially a portable oven.
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”).