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bodega

[boh-dey-guh; Spanish baw-th e-gah] /boʊˈdeɪ gə; Spanish bɔˈðɛ gɑ/
noun, plural bodegas
[boh-dey-guh z; Spanish baw-th e-gahs] /boʊˈdeɪ gəz; Spanish bɔˈðɛ gɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
(especially among Spanish-speaking Americans) a grocery store.
2.
a wineshop.
3.
a warehouse for storing or aging wine.
Origin of bodega
< American Spanish, Spanish < Latin apothēca storehouse; see apothecary
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  • Presently, away off in the fog, he heard the bodega whistle.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • There is no more cholera in bodega Central than there is in heaven!

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • Me, I don't feel like drownin' in that engine room or gettin' cut in half by the bow o' the bodega or the Aphrodite.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • They are fleeing to the bodega to get the rifles and ammunition!

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • “Fernando sends Juan to bodega Central at daybreak,” the old man said.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
British Dictionary definitions for bodega

bodega

/bəʊˈdiːɡə; Spanish boˈðeɣa/
noun
1.
a shop selling wine and sometimes groceries, esp in a Spanish-speaking country
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Greek apothēkē storehouse, from apotithenai to store, put away
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Word Origin and History for bodega
n.

1848, from Mexican Spanish, from Spanish bodega "a wine shop; cellar," from Latin apotheca, from Greek apotheke "depot, store" (see apothecary). The same word as boutique.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bodega

boffin

noun

An expert, esp in a scientific or technical field: Computer boffins play a game called hunt the wumpus

[WWII British aviators; origin unknown; conceivably fr a humorous comparison between the laboratories and shops of experts and the enormous trash heaps of Mr and Mrs Boffin in Dickens's Our Mutual Friend]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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