bazaar

or ba·zar

[ buh-zahr ]
/ bəˈzɑr /

noun

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

1590–1600; earlier bazarro < ItalianPersian bāzār market

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bazaar

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bazaar

bazar

/ (bəˈzɑː) /

noun

(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 for bazaar

C16: from Persian bāzār, from Old Persian abēcharish
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