- a member of a Germanic people that invaded and conquered most of the Roman Empire in the 3d, 4th, and 5th centuries
- an uncouth, uncivilized person; barbarian
Origin of Goth< Gothic,
- a form of music derived from punk rock and characterized by melodramatically morose or morbid lyrics
- a style characterized by black clothing, heavy, dark makeup, and a preoccupation with the themes of goth music
- a devotee of goth music or fashions
Origin of Goth; from Late Latin Gothi, plural (for Old English Gotan) ; from Classical Greek Gothoi, plural ; from base of Gothic an unverified form Gutans, plural , or Gut (thiuda), Gothic (people)
- A style of rock music, noted especially for somber or ethereal tones and lugubrious lyrics.
- A performer or follower of this style of music.
Origin of gothFrom Gothic (from a view of Gothic styles or genres as dark or gloomy).
Origin of GothFrom Middle English Gothes, Goths, from Late Latin Goth&imacron;, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Gota and Old Norse Goti, Goth.
- (uncountable) A punk-derived subculture of people who predominately dress in black.
- Philip had been into goth for many years.
- (uncountable, music) A style of punk rock influenced by glam rock; gothic rock.
- (countable) A person who is part of the goth subculture.
- We saw a solitary goth hanging out on the steps of the train station.
- Relating to this music or these people.
- With her black clothes and dyed hair, Melanie looked very goth compared to her classmates.
From Goth (person of a Germanic culture), influenced by Gothic in the sense of a black horror novel.
From Middle English Gothes, Gotes (both plural). In turn partly from Old English Gotan, Goþan, singular Gota, Goþa, and partly from Late Latin Gothi. Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *gutô, perhaps from *geutaną (“to pour”), but more likely from *gudanaz. Compare Old Norse Goti (“Gotlander, Goth”), and related also to Gutnish, Gotland.
- (linguistics) Gothic.