- The definition of a bazaar is a shopping district or market where a variety of goods are sold.
An example of a bazaar is a Middle Eastern market outside with many booths selling different items.
Dried food for sale at a bazaar.
- a market or street of shops and stalls, esp. in Middle Eastern countries
- a shop for selling various kinds of goods
- a sale of various articles, usually to raise money for a club, church, etc.
Origin of bazaarPersian bāzār, a market
- A market consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls, especially one in the Middle East.
- A shop or a part of a store in which miscellaneous articles are sold.
- A fair or sale at which miscellaneous articles are sold, often for charitable purposes.
Origin of bazaarItalian bazarro and Urdu bāzār, both from Persian bāzār; see wes-3 in Indo-European roots.
From Italian bazarra, from Persian بازار (bâzâr, “market”), from Middle Persian wʾčʾl (wāzār), from earlier wāčār (compare Old Armenian վաճառ (vačaṙ)), from Old Persian [script?] (vahā-čarana, “market-walkabout”), compound of Proto-Indo-European *wesā- (“to buy”) and *kʷéle/o (“to turn”). More at vend and wheel.