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Gothamites

(3 syl.). American cockneys. New York is called satirically Gotham.

“Such things as would strike ... a stranger in our beloved Gotham, and places to which our regular Gothamites (American cockneys) are wont to repair.” —Fraser's Magazine: Sketches of American Society.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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