ba·​zaar | \ bə-ˈzär How to pronounce bazaar (audio) \

Definition of bazaar

1 : a market (as in the Middle East) consisting of rows of shops or stalls selling miscellaneous goods
2a : a place for the sale of goods
3 : a fair for the sale of articles especially for charitable purposes a church bazaar

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Examples of bazaar in a Sentence

we wandered around the bazaar looking to buy gifts
Recent Examples on the Web And while big tech and consumer brands are already jockeying for market share, the metaverse won’t be owned or serviced by any one company, creating a vast digital bazaar of disparate tools, platforms and products. Venkat Viswanathan, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Ghousaddin is a farmer in western Afghanistan, in the same stretch of desert as the Bakwa bazaar. Washington Post, 2 May 2022 In addition to the annual book sale the library will also feature an accessories bazaar, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 25 Mar. 2022 In collaboration with the atelier’s owner, Moex Ben Fradj, and Master Artisan, Mansour Hosni, Fourati and Carrica refocused Osay from a pop up bazaar into a shoe brand, launching with the classic Middle Eastern/North African slipper, La Babouche. Jennifer Lee, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 Osay launched in 2018, originally as a traveling pop up bazaar, selling a variety of luxury, socially minded Tunisian products to US consumers who had an eye for high end global products. Jennifer Lee, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 In an ordinary year, this might have been a raucous arena, a sprawling bazaar of outposts from every university press and every publisher that sells to universities. Jacob Brogan, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2022 Along with the bazaar, an ostrich egg pysanka will be raffled, with proceeds benefiting the Ukrainian Relief Fund. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 24 Mar. 2022 Picture a national assembly hall, a buzzy NFT bazaar, office towers—all done in Hadid’s trademark swooping, swoon-worthy architectural style. Anne Quito, Quartz, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bazaar

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bazaar

Persian bāzār

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26 May 2022

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“Bazaar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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ba·​zaar | \ bə-ˈzär How to pronounce bazaar (audio) \

Kids Definition of bazaar

1 : a marketplace (as in southwestern Asia and northern Africa) that has rows of small shops
2 : a place where many kinds of goods are sold
3 : a fair for the sale of goods especially for charity

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