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Gotham may refer to:

Real places:

In media and entertainment:

In music:

  • Gotham (album), by Bauhaus
  • Gotham (band), a New York City horn rock band from the early 1970s
  • Gotham!, an album by the band Radio 4
  • Gotham Records, an independent label in New York City

Businesses:

  • Gotham Press, Website development, internet marketing/SEO, graphic design, corp. logo, and full printing services
  • Gotham Book Mart a famous Manhattan bookstore and literary salon
  • Gotham, Inc., an advertising agency
  • Gotham Distributing Corporation, an independent distributor of music and movies
  • Gotham Entertainment Group, a South Asian publishing company
  • Gotham Bank of New York, a bank located in midtown Manhattan.
  • Gotham National Bank, a New York City bank that operated from 1910 to 1925.

People:

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Etymology

When originally used in England, the meaning of the place name Gotham was literally "homestead where goats are kept", from Old English gat 'goat' and ham 'home'.[1]

Proper noun

Singular
Gotham

Plural
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Gotham

  1. Nickname for New York City; Washington Irving gave the name Gotham to New York City in his Salmagundi Papers [1] (1807).
  2. name given to London by Richard Braithwaite in ‘Barnabee's Journal’ 1636: "I came to Gotham, where I saw many who were fools, if not all." Lat., Veni Gotham, ubi multos, Si non omnes, vidi stultos. 'Barnabae Itinerarium (1636)'.
  3. A village in Nottinghamshire, England.
  • Notes:
  1. ^ Harper, Douglas (2001). "Gotham." Online Etymology Dictionary. URL accessed on 17 December 2009.

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