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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
< American Spanish, Spanish < Latin apothēca storehouse; see apothecary
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Examples for bodega
  • The mood in the bodega-turned-sports-venue was one of extreme concentration.
  • Go back downstairs to the bodega and buy canned tuna and a bottle of mayonnaise.
  • As he stood outside the boarded-up bodega, customer after customer walked by to offer apologies.
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
bodega
1848, from Mex.Sp., from Sp., "a wine shop," from L. apotheca, from Gk. apotheke "depot, store" (see apothecary). The same word as boutique.
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Slang definitions & phrases for bodega

bodega

noun
  1. A liquor store
  2. A grocery store, esp in Puerto Rican areas of New York City

[Mexican Spanish 1850s+; fr Spanish, ''shop'']


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