a low-lying area bordering the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.
Informal. the U.S. Department of State, whose office building is located in this area.
A nickname for the United States Department of State, whose offices were built in a formerly swampy area of Washington, D.C., known as Foggy Bottom because of vapors rising from the swamp.
The US Department of State:little affinity for the ”career boys” of Foggy Bottom
[1950+; fr the name of a marshy region in Washington, DC, where the State Department and other federal buildings are located; also an allusion to the murkiness of some policies and pronouncements]
[fog-ee, faw-gee] /ˈfɒg i, ˈfɔ gi/ adjective, foggier, foggiest. 1. thick with or having much ; misty: a foggy valley; a foggy spring day. 2. covered or enveloped as if with : a foggy mirror. 3. blurred or obscured as if by ; not clear; vague: I haven’t the foggiest notion of where she went. […]
[foin] /fɔɪn/ Archaic. noun 1. a thrust with a weapon. verb (used without object) 2. to thrust with a weapon; lunge. /fɔɪn/ noun 1. a thrust or lunge with a weapon verb 2. to thrust with a weapon
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