Gotham meaning

gŏth'əm
Village near Nottingham, England, whose inhabitants, the “wise men of Gotham,” were, according to legend, very foolish.
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New York City. The nickname was popularized by Washington Irving and others in Salmagundi, a series of satirical sketches (1807–1808).
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Nickname for New York City; Washington Irving gave the name Gotham to New York City in his Salmagundi Papers (1807).
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New York City.
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A village in Nottinghamshire, England, associated in folklore with insanity.
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A fictional city, the hometown of Batman.
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Origin of gotham

  • When originally used in England, the meaning of the place name Gotham was literally "homestead where goats are kept", from Old English gat 'goat' and ham 'home'.
    From Wiktionary