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Which American city's nickname means "goat enclosure" in Old English?




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Answer: New York City

The nickname Gotham derives from the Old English Gatham (place to keep goats), the name of a village in Nottinghamshire, England. Since the mid-15th century, Gotham has denoted "a place with foolish inhabitants" - the equivalent Canadian term is House of Commons.

Washington Irving first applied it to New York in his satirical work Salmagundi (1807).

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