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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.
Historical Examples

The Harper’s bazar fashion-pages were not scorned in that dearth of reading, by the men about our fireside.
Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer

Ora may possibly be represented by the modern bazar which is close by.
The Gates of India Thomas Holdich

Miss Booth, as the editor of Harper’s bazar, was the centre of a large circle of literary and musical people.
Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow

Everything must be bought from the Arab bazar—after the Turks have taken what they want.
The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley

This is purchased in the bazar in packets, and is dissolved in water, to which a little oxalic acid has been added.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston

So the days went by till the time came for the opening of the bazar.
A Dear Little Girl’s Summer Holidays Amy E. Blanchard

They are supplied with food by the people as they pass along in chains through the bazar.
The Mission to Siam, and Hu the Capital of Cochin China, in the Years 1821-2 George Finlayson

He sent into the bazar for Dana Da, who read the letter and laughed.
Soldiers Three Rudyard Kipling

Harper’s bazar mentions some of these speeches which have no excuse for being.
The Man Who Pleases and the Woman Who Charms John A. Cone

“It was the talk of the bazar,” said Dilasah, looking astonished.
Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang

(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

alternative spelling of bazaar.

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


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