bazar

bazaar

[buh-zahr]
noun
1.
a marketplace or shopping quarter, especially one in the Middle East.
2.
a sale of miscellaneous contributed articles to benefit some charity, cause, organization, etc.
3.
a store in which many kinds of goods are offered for sale; department store.
Also, bazar.


Origin:
1590–1600; earlier bazarro < ItalianPersian bāzār market

bazaar, bizarre.


1. market, mart, exchange.
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bazaar or bazar (bəˈzɑː)
 
n
1.  (esp in the Orient) a market area, esp a street of small stalls
2.  a sale in aid of charity, esp of miscellaneous secondhand or handmade articles
3.  a shop where a large variety of goods is sold
 
[C16: from Persian bāzār, from Old Persian abēcharish]
 
bazar or bazar
 
n
 
[C16: from Persian bāzār, from Old Persian abēcharish]

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bazaar
1580s, from It. bazarra, from Pers. bazar (Pahlavi vacar) "a market."

bazar
alt. spelling of bazaar (q.v.).
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