Bazaar



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.
Contemporary Examples

We marched slowly to Toopkhaneh Square, which is in the central part of Tehran near the bazaar.
Memo From the Streets of Tehran, Part II Parvez Sharma June 18, 2009

And Stephanie Seymour poses for ‘Harper’s bazaar’ with her boys.
Kanye West’s $16 Million Sneakers; Coco Rocha Wants More Diverse Models The Fashion Beast Team February 9, 2014

She will come back from the bazaar with jewelry and a week later I will ask where her bracelet went?
A Girl Triumphs Over an Unspeakable Crime Gayle Tzemach Lemmon July 26, 2010

A small town with a bazaar was about a half hour away, and they were all heading there when a policeman stopped them for speeding.
Bin Laden’s Life on the Run, Witnessed by Al Qaeda Child Bride Michael Daly July 9, 2013

Last fall, both Berry and Aniston graced the highly anticipated September covers of Vogue and bazaar magazines, respectively.
Halle Berry Gets Lost in Anistonland Allison Samuels March 1, 2011

Historical Examples

An hour later the Dakoon passed through the Path by the bazaar.
Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete Gilbert Parker

The tribesmen poured into the bazaar and attacked the serai on all sides.
The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill

Colored society is also at the period of the bazaar and fair, the concert and dramatic entertainment.
Half a Man Mary White Ovington

The State is not one but many, like a bazaar at which you can buy anything.
The Republic Plato

Meta inquired after a huge doll—Dr. Hoxton’s gift to Daisy, at the bazaar.
The Daisy Chain Charlotte Yonge

noun
(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
n.

1580s, from Italian bazarra, ultimately from Persian bazar (Pahlavi vacar) “a market.”

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