Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Foggy Bottom

noun

Definition of Foggy Bottom

  1. :  the United States Department of State



Origin of foggy bottom

Foggy Bottom, district in Washington, D.C.


First Known Use: 1951


Foggy Bottom

geographical name

Definition of Foggy Bottom

  1. section of Washington, D.C., near the Potomac where the State Department building is located




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Foggy Bottom? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 9, 2016

marked by high spirits and laughter

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift duvet kittly-benders pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ