From Middle English bakhous, bachous, from Old English bæchūs (“bakery, bakehouse”), equivalent to bake + house. Cognate with Scots bake-hous (“bakehouse, bakery”), Saterland Frisian Bakhuus (“bakehouse”), Low German backhus (“bakehouse”).
bakehouse (plural bakehouses)
- A building or an apartment used for the preparing and baking of bread and other baked goods.
- A building principally containing ovens.
- (Britain dialectal) Bakery.