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

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


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

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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