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Gotham

Gotham (gŏth´əm), name for New York City first used by Washington Irving and others in the Salmagundi Papers, with satirical reference to Gotham, England, where the wise men acted as fools in order to avoid paying for the king's upkeep. The name was later used by Bob Kane in Batman comic books, whose "Gotham City" was a veiled representation of New York City.

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Gotham

Gotham a village in Nottinghamshire associated with the folk tale The Wise Men of Gotham, in which the inhabitants of the village demonstrated cunning by feigning stupidity.

Gotham is now also a nickname for New York City, used originally by Washington Irving and later associated with the Batman stories.

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