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.
- (Australia) IPA(key): /bəˈzaː/
- (UK) IPA(key): /bəˈzɑː(ɹ)/
- (US) IPA(key): /bəˈzɑɹ/
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- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)
bazaar (plural bazaars)
- A marketplace, particularly in the Middle East, and often covered with shops and stalls.
- A shop selling articles that are either exotic or eclectic.
- A fair or temporary market, often for charity.
- Common misspelling of bizarre.
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