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bodega

Syllabification: bo·de·ga
Pronunciation: /bōˈdāɡə
 
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Definition of bodega in English:

noun

1A small grocery store, especially in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood.
Example sentences
  • Johnson smoked American Spirits, and Melissa hadn't seen a bodega or smoke shop since arriving in the afterworld.
  • Both brands outsell American coffee in Miami-Dade County and are sold nationwide in bodegas and many supermarkets.
  • Exit the highway, and just over the hill are pre-World War II apartment buildings, bodegas, tire repair shops, and other small neighborhood businesses.
1.1A wine shop or wine cellar.
Example sentences
  • Four classes of sherry bodega are recognized by the Consejo Regulador.
  • The grotto occupies the basements of two former bodegas on a dimly lit stretch of Ludlow Street, just above Delancey Street.
  • Stopping at the little Cuban bodega on the strip, he bought himself some expresso to go and opted for a long walk along the surf to clear his mind.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Spanish, via Latin from Greek apothēkē 'storehouse'. Compare with apothecary, boutique.

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