Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bazaar, the market, or the part devoted to trade, of an Oriental town. In England the term is commonly applied to a number of stalls for the sale of toys and fancy articles collected into one building. The first of these, the Soho Bazaar, was established in 1816. The Pantheon, the London Crystal Palace, and other bazaars were afterwards opened in imitation of it; but most of them have since been put to other uses. The name is now most commonly applied to the sales of fancy work and other articles, got up for some charitable purpose, a practice which also seems to date from the first quarter of the present century.