Definition of bodega in English:


Line breaks: bo¦dega
Pronunciation: /bəˈdeɪgə


  • A cellar or shop selling wine and food, especially in a Spanish-speaking country or area.
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    • 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.


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

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