[boh-dey-guh; Spanish baw-th e-gah]

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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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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Word Origin and History for bodega

1848, from Mexican Spanish, from Spanish bodega "a wine shop; cellar," from Latin apotheca, from Greek apotheke "depot, store" (see apothecary). The same word as boutique.

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