Definition of Shake 'n Bake in English:

Shake 'n Bake

noun

US
  • 1With capital initials. A trademark for: a powdered seasoning in which meat, etc., may be coated prior to baking by being shaken in a bag supplied for the purpose. [Proprietary forms of the term include Shake & Bake, Shake and Bake (in the UK), Shake 'n Bake (in the US).]

  • 2In extended use: something compared in some way to the product Shake 'n Bake, especially as being quick or simple to use or perform, or involving the physical act of shaking.

adjective

US
  • Informal. Designating or relating to something achieved in a quick, unsophisticated, or improvised manner (sometimes with reference to the physical act of shaking).

verb

  • 1with object To treat (a person) in a manner related in some way to the product Shake 'n Bake, especially with reference to speed or manipulation. Also (Sport): to distract or deceive (an opponent) by distracting him or her with rapid or unexpected movements.

  • 2no object To behave in a manner related in some way to the product Shake 'n Bake, especially with reference to speed or movement. Also (Sport): to make rapid or unexpected movements in order to distract or deceive an opponent.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in General Foods Annual Reports. From shake + 'n' + bake<br>1970s; earliest use found in The New York Times. From Shake 'n Bake.

Pronunciation

Shake 'n Bake

/ˈʃeɪk (ə)n ˈbeɪk/