[ buh-zahr ]
/ bəˈzɑr /
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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.
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Origin of bazaar
1590–1600; earlier bazarro<Italian ≪ Persian bāzār market
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bazaarbazaar , bizarre
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How to use bazaar in a sentence
Twice did I ride up and down the bazar and the principal streets, but without meeting with any hope of adventure or bunij.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
The Doctor 'e said that if we could stand what we took from the Bazar-Sergeant's son we'd stand pretty nigh anything.'Soldier Stories|Rudyard Kipling
Kim lit a rank cigarette—he had been careful to buy a stock in the bazar—and lay down to think.
He slouched to the tree at the corner of a bare road leading towards the bazar, and eyed the natives passing.
This was before he had learned to write fair English, and so was obliged to find a bazar letter-writer.
British Dictionary definitions for bazaar
/ (bəˈzɑː) /
(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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