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Goth·am

(gŏth′əm)
New York City. The nickname was popularized by Washington Irving and others in Salmagundi, a series of satirical sketches (1807-1808), and makes reference to English popular tales about Gotham, a village near Nottingham, England, whose villagers were depicted as feigning stupidity and foolishness in order to avoid government impositions.

Goth′am·ite′ (-ə-mīt′) n.

Gotham

(ˈɡɒθəm)
n
(Placename) US an informal name for New York

Goth•am

(ˈgɒθ əm, ˈgoʊ θəm)

n.
a nickname for New York City.
Goth′am•ite`, n.
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