from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The beltway surrounding Washington, D.C.
  • n. The political establishment of Washington, D.C., including federal officeholders, lobbyists, consultants, and media commentators.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A 64-mile Interstate freeway surrounding Washington, D.C..
  • proper n. The expressway that surrounds another city.
  • proper n. The US federal government and policy and lobbying organizations, located in Washington, D.C..
  • adj. Of or relating to the culture of Washington, D.C.; politicized.


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