Gotham [goth-uh m, goh-thuh m for 1; got-uh m, goh-thuh m for 2] EXAMPLES| noun a journalistic nickname for New York City. an English village, proverbial for the foolishness of its inhabitants.
Related formsGoth·am·ite, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for gothamite Historical Examples of gothamite
The solemn-looking Gothamite who came with them must have slipped out.
In another version a man goes to market with two bags of cheese, and sends them downhill, like the Gothamite.
W. A. Clouston
And now a few more Indian and other stories of the Gothamite class to conclude the present section.
W. A. Clouston
Every Gothamite loved that phrase, “our city,” and Mrs. Snograss dwelt on the words with the nicest shade of mimicry.
Weymer Jay Mills
British Dictionary definitions for gothamite Gothamite noun US a native or inhabitant of New York City Word Origin for Gothamite C20: from Gotham, a nickname for New York City Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for gothamite Gotham
“New York City,” first used by Washington Irving, 1807, based on “Merrie Tales of the Mad Men of Gotham” (1460), a collection of legendary stories of English villagers alternately wise and foolish. There is a village of this name in Nottinghamshire, originally Gatham (1086), in Old English, “Enclosure (literally ‘homestead’) where goats are kept.” It is unknown if this was the place intended.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper