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Gotham

(gŏth`əm), name for New York City first used by Washington IrvingIrving, Washington,
1783–1859, American author and diplomat, b. New York City. Irving was one of the first Americans to be recognized abroad as a man of letters, and he was a literary idol at home.
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 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.

Gotham

English village proverbially noted for the folly (some-times wisely deliberate) of its residents. [Eng. Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 410]
See: Folly
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