Gotham [goth-uh m, goh-thuh m for 1; got-uh m, goh-thuh m for 2] EXAMPLES| noun a journalistic nickname for New York City. an English village, proverbial for the foolishness of its inhabitants.

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  • Related formsGoth·am·ite, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for gotham Contemporary Examples of gotham

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  • Giulavogui cried, 55 years old and less than a decade in America, but sounding like a Gotham newsboy from another era.

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  • He told Gotham magazine that he was the youngest in a family with six sisters.

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  • Whereas Gotham mopes in the shadows, The Flash bursts like a splash page.

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  • Maybe Gotham is the live-action superhero show we deserve, just not the one we need right now.

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  • Historical Examples of gotham

  • He was showing the sights of Gotham to a friend, and was proud of his knowledge.

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  • They have passed through the slums of literature and of the East Side of Gotham.

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  • And now to my tale, now to finish forever the story of my experiences in Gotham!

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  • “You can have the Gotham stage this afternoon,” said Mr. Goble.

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    P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

  • When speaking of the city of New York do not refer to it as “Gotham.”

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  • Word Origin and History for gotham Gotham

    “New York City,” first used by Washington Irving, 1807, based on “Merrie Tales of the Mad Men of Gotham” (1460), a collection of legendary stories of English villagers alternately wise and foolish. There is a village of this name in Nottinghamshire, originally Gatham (1086), in Old English, “Enclosure (literally ‘homestead’) where goats are kept.” It is unknown if this was the place intended.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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