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bowery bum

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Bowery bum

noun phrase

Skid Row Bum (1940s+)

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'']

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