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From Middle French bazar or Italian bazar, from Ottoman Turkish بازار(bâzâr), from Persian بازار(bâzâr).

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bazaar (plural bazaars)

  1. A marketplace, particularly in the Middle East and South Asia, and often covered with shops and stalls.
  2. A shop selling articles that are either exotic or eclectic.
  3. A fair or temporary market, often for charity.
    • 1842, [anonymous collaborator of Letitia Elizabeth Landon], “(please specify the page)”, in Lady Anne Granard; or, Keeping up Appearances. [], volume II, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 1000392275, pages 129–130:
      ...quoting a paragraph from the Morning Post which announced the intention of Lady Anne Granard, with her beautiful daughters, to preside at one of the stalls, at a grand fancy bazaar, in Kemp Town, which was expected to be the gayest scene and the most splendid assemblage of royalty and nobility ever beheld in Brighton.

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bazaar m (plural bazaars, diminutive bazaartje n)

  1. bazaar, a marketplace
  2. fair

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bazaar

  1. Nonstandard form of bazar.