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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gothamist.
  • n. An inhabitant of New York city.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inhabitant of Gotham in England, and, by transfer, of the city of New York, to which the name was humorously applied in allusion to the stories of “the wise men of Gotham.” See Gothamist.

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  • I have great temptations, on this occasion, says the prim Gothamite, to express my own resentments upon your present state.

    Lovelace to Belford, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 13, 2007

  • Can also mean a fool, from the English village of Gotham, proverbially known for its fools.

    Don't write me!

    December 13, 2007