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- bazar (obsolete)
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /bəˈzɐː/
- (UK) IPA(key): /bəˈzɑː(ɹ)/
- (US) IPA(key): /bəˈzɑɹ/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)
- Homophone: bizarre (weak vowel merger)
bazaar (plural bazaars)
- A marketplace, particularly in the Middle East and South Asia, 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.
- 1842, [anonymous collaborator of Letitia Elizabeth Landon], “(please specify the page)”, in Lady Anne Granard; or, Keeping up Appearances. […], volume II, London: Henry Colburn, […], →OCLC, pages 129–130:
- ...quoting a paragraph from the Morning Post which announced the intention of Lady Anne Granard, with her beautiful daughters, to preside at one of the stalls, at a grand fancy bazaar, in Kemp Town, which was expected to be the gayest scene and the most splendid assemblage of royalty and nobility ever beheld in Brighton.
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- Nonstandard form of .