bodega

[boh-dey-guh; Spanish baw-the-gah]
noun, plural bodegas [boh-dey-guhz; Spanish baw-the-gahs] .
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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bodega (bəʊˈdiːɡə, Spanish boˈðeɣa)
 
n
a shop selling wine and sometimes groceries, esp in a Spanish-speaking country
 
[C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Greek apothēkē storehouse, from apotithenai to store, put away]

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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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bodega definition


  1. n.
    a corner store; a local shop. (From a Spanish term for a wineshop, or simply borrowed from Hispanic speakers in the U.S.) : I picked this little thing up at my local bodega.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
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.
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