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Contributor Contrib.Beautiful Victory on 3/11/2017
Gotham, or Gotham City, is a fictional city and the home of Batman in the comic books published by DC Comics. Outside of the comics, Gotham is a nickname for NEW YORK City first used in 1807 by writer Washington Irving in his work "Salmagundi". Irving got the name from an English town in Nottinghamshire. The town's name is derived from Old English gāt "goat" and hām "home".