Bazaar or Bizarre?

What is the difference between bazaar and bizarre?

A bazaar is a market. (The word derives from the Middle East.) For example: Bizarre means strange or eccentric. For example:

Bazaar and Bizarre

The words bazaar and bizarre sound similar, but their meanings are very different.


The noun bazaar means a marketplace, usually in the Middle East, where goods and services are exchanged or sold. The term bazaar can also be used to mean a rummage sale.



Bizarre is an adjective describing something unusual or very odd.


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