"baker’s dozen" Definition

  1. thirteen. Originally the London bakers supplied the retailers, _i.e._, chandlers’ shopkeepers and itinerants, with thirteen loaves to the dozen, so as to make up what is known as the overweight, the surplus number, called the _inbread_, being thrown in for fear of incurring a penalty for short weight. To “give a man a BAKER’S DOZEN,” in a slang sense, sometimes means to give him an extra good beating or pummelling.

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Position in the dictionary: 83 of 4022 slang words.
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