- 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, adjective[usuallyg-]
- 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 Gothfrom 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 Gothī of Germanic origin Old English Gota 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.