Definition of bodega in US English:

bodega

noun

  • 1(in the US) a small grocery store, especially in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood.

  • 2(in a Spanish-speaking country) a wine shop or wine cellar.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Spanish, via Latin from Greek apothēkē ‘storehouse’. Compare with boutique.

Pronunciation

bodega

/boʊˈdeɪɡə//bōˈdāɡə/