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baker's dozen

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See also bakers dozen

English

Etymology

From the former practice of bakers of adding a thirteenth loaf to a batch of twelve in order to avoid punishment for accidentally selling underweight bread.

Noun

a baker’s dozen (plural baker’s dozens)

  1. Thirteen, a group of thirteen.
  2. (Cockney rhyming slang) cousin

Translations

See thirteen

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