[ boh-dey-guh; Spanish baw-th e-gah ]
/ boʊˈdeɪ gə; Spanish bɔˈðɛ gɑ /

noun, plural bo·de·gas [boh-dey-guh z; Spanish baw-th e-gahs] /boʊˈdeɪ gəz; Spanish bɔˈðɛ gɑs/.

(especially among Spanish-speaking Americans) a grocery store.
a wineshop.
a warehouse for storing or aging wine.

Origin of bodega

< American Spanish, Spanish < Latin apothēca storehouse; see apothecary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bodega


/ (bəʊˈdiːɡə, Spanish boˈðeɣa) /


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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