[goth-uh m, goh-thuh m for 1; got-uh m, goh-thuh m for 2] /ˈgɒθ əm, ˈgoʊ θəm for 1; ˈgɒt əm, ˈgoʊ θəm for 2/
a journalistic nickname for New York City.
an English village, proverbial for the foolishness of its inhabitants.
“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.
[goh-tah] /ˈgoʊ tɑ/ noun 1. a city in S Thuringia, in central Germany. /ˈɡəʊθə; German ˈɡoːta/ noun 1. a town in central Germany, in Thuringia on the N edge of the Thuringian forest: capital of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1826–1918); noted for the Almanach de Gotha (a record of the royal and noble houses of Europe, first published […]
[goth-uh m, goh-thuh m for 1; got-uh m, goh-thuh m for 2] /ˈgɒθ əm, ˈgoʊ θəm for 1; ˈgɒt əm, ˈgoʊ θəm for 2/ noun 1. a journalistic nickname for New York City. 2. an English village, proverbial for the foolishness of its inhabitants. /ˈɡɒθəˌmaɪt/ noun 1. (US) a native or inhabitant of New York […]
- Go the extra mile
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