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bodega

[ boh-dey-guh; Spanish baw-the-gah ]
/ boʊˈdeɪ gə; Spanish bɔˈðɛ gɑ /
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Definition of bodega

noun, plural bo·de·gas [boh-dey-guhz; Spanish baw-the-gahs]. /boʊˈdeɪ gəz; Spanish bɔˈðɛ gɑs/.
a small, independent or family-owned grocery store, usually located in a densely populated urban environment, traditionally serving a Hispanic clientele.
(in Spain)
  1. a wineshop.
  2. a warehouse for storing or aging wines.
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Origin of bodega

First recorded in 1845–50 for def. 2; 1965–70 for def. 1; from Latin American Spanish, Spanish “wine cellar, wine shop,” from Latin apothēca “storehouse”; see apothecary
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British Dictionary definitions for bodega

bodega
/ (bəʊˈdiːɡə, Spanish boˈðeɣa) /

noun
a shop selling wine and sometimes groceries, esp in a Spanish-speaking country

Word Origin for bodega

C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Greek apothēkē storehouse, from apotithenai to store, put away
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