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haji mart

haji mart n. among American military in Iraq and Afghanistan, a flea market, bazaar, or roadside vendor. Editorial Note: Often capitalized as if it is a proper noun, probably by comparison to American retail chains “Wal-Mart” and “K-Mart.” Usually derisive or jocular. Etymological Note: haji ‘an Iraqi or Afghani local; a Muslim’ + mart ‘market.’ (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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