- a marketplace or shopping quarter, especially one in the Middle East.
- a sale of miscellaneous contributed articles to benefit some charity, cause, organization, etc.
- a store in which many kinds of goods are offered for sale; department store.
Origin of bazaar
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Examples from the Web for bazaar
They had to go to the bazaar -- as the mall was then called -- and buy them.Keep Christmas Commercialized!
P. J. O’Rourke
December 6, 2014
Never mind the word "bazaar," which you pronounce as "bizarre" and Hassan pronounces as "buzzer."Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
And Stephanie Seymour poses for 'Harper's Bazaar' with her boys.Kanye West’s $16 Million Sneakers; Coco Rocha Wants More Diverse Models
The Fashion Beast Team
February 10, 2014
At the same time, your Turkish guide/driver would be talking you up, as if he was trying to sell you like a rug at the bazaar.The Model Diaries: In Turkey, It’s No Breasts, No Jobs
January 18, 2014
The Superflat artist's fantastical creatures pose alongside model Angela Lindvall for Harper's Bazaar's December/January issue.Harper's Bazaar Stars Takashi Murakami's Monsters
November 5, 2013
The tribesmen poured into the bazaar and attacked the serai on all sides.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
He goes everywhere alone, to fetch water and to buy bread at the bazaar.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
The State is not one but many, like a bazaar at which you can buy anything.The Republic
Why, Baker's Bazaar don't pay the man on their team but ten a week.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
Then in a dog-cart and three gharries to the bazaar; very quaint and picturesque.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
- (esp in the Orient) a market area, esp a street of small stalls
- a sale in aid of charity, esp of miscellaneous secondhand or handmade articles
- a shop where a large variety of goods is sold
Word Origin and History for bazaar
1580s, from Italian bazarra, ultimately from Persian bazar (Pahlavi vacar) "a market."