Foggy Bottom


: the U.S. Department of State

Word History


Foggy Bottom, district in Washington, D.C.

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Foggy Bottom was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Foggy Bottom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Foggy Bottom

geographical name

section of Washington, D.C., near the Potomac River where the headquarters of the U.S. Department of State is located
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