ba·zaar also ba·zar (bə-zär)
1. A market consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls, especially one in the Middle East.
2. A shop or a part of a store in which miscellaneous articles are sold.
3. A fair or sale at which miscellaneous articles are sold, often for charitable purposes.
[Italian bazarro and Urdu bāzār, both from Persian bāzār; see wes-3 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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