Bazaar Definition

bə-zär
bazaars
noun
bazaars
A market consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls, especially one in the Middle East.
American Heritage
A market or street of shops and stalls, esp. in Middle Eastern countries.
Webster's New World
A shop or a part of a store in which miscellaneous articles are sold.
American Heritage
A shop for selling various kinds of goods.
Webster's New World
A fair or sale at which miscellaneous articles are sold, often for charitable purposes.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Bazaar

Noun

Singular:
bazaar
Plural:
bazaars

Origin of Bazaar

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Italian bazarro and Urdu bāzār both from Persian bāzār wes-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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