Definition of baker's boy in English:

baker's boy

(also baker boy)

Pronunciation /ˈbeɪkəz bɔɪ/


  • 1A boy or young man employed to perform various tasks in a bakery and to deliver bread to customers; a baker's assistant or apprentice.

  • 2Usually in form baker boy. A baker's boy cap.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Crowley (d. 1588), author, Church of England clergyman, and printer. In some forms from the genitive of baker + boy.