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From Italian bazarra, from Turkish pazar, from Persian بازار ‎(bâzâr, market), from Middle Persian wʾčʾl ‎(wāzār), from earlier wāčār (compare Old Armenian վաճառ ‎(vačaṙ)), from Old Persian [script needed] ‎(vahā čarana, market walkabout), from [script needed] ‎(vahā, dwelling), from Proto-Iranian *wah- or *Hwah- ‎(to dwell), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes- ‎(to reside) + [script needed] ‎(čarana, walkabout), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷel- ‎(to turn). More at wheel.



bazaar ‎(plural bazaars)

  1. A marketplace, particularly in the Middle East, and often covered with shops and stalls.
  2. A shop selling articles that are either exotic or eclectic.
  3. A fair or temporary market, often for charity.
  4. Misspelling of bizarre.


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