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OTHER FORMS: Gotham City
Meaning & History
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