- 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 < Italian ≪ Persian bāzār market
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for bazar
This bazar is all scents, oil, and gold braids for the hair.
Ora may possibly be represented by the modern Bazar which is close by.The Gates of India
We arrived at the town, and took up our quarters in the bazar.Confessions of a Thug
Philip Meadows Taylor
Everything must be bought from the Arab bazar—after the Turks have taken what they want.The Secrets of a Kuttite
Edward O. Mousley
So the days went by till the time came for the opening of the bazar.A Dear Little Girl's Summer Holidays
Amy E. Blanchard
- (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
C16: from Persian bāzār, from Old Persian abēcharish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for bazar
alternative spelling of bazaar.
1580s, from Italian bazarra, ultimately from Persian bazar (Pahlavi vacar) "a market."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper