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A member of a Germanic people who invaded the Roman Empire in the early centuries of the Christian era.
[From Middle English Gothes, Goths, from Late Latin Gothī, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Gota and Old Norse Goti, Goth.]
1. A style of rock music, noted especially for somber or ethereal tones and lugubrious lyrics.
2. A performer or follower of this style of music.
[From Gothic (from a view of Gothic styles or genres as dark or gloomy).]
1. (Historical Terms) a member of an East Germanic people from Scandinavia who settled south of the Baltic early in the first millennium ad. They moved on to the Ukrainian steppes and raided and later invaded many parts of the Roman Empire from the 3rd to the 5th century. See also Ostrogoth, Visigoth
2. a rude or barbaric person
3. (Music, other) (sometimes not capital) an aficionado of Goth music and fashion
(Music, other) (sometimes not capital)
a. (of music) in a style of guitar-based rock with some similarities to heavy metal and punk and usually characterized by depressing or mournful lyrics
b. (of fashion) characterized by black clothes and heavy make-up, often creating a ghostly appearance
[C14: from Late Latin (plural) Gothī from Greek Gothoi]
1. a member of a Germanic people settled N of the Black Sea in the 3rd century a.d., who, with the collapse of the Roman Empire, established kingdoms in Spain and Italy. Compare Ostrogoth, Visigoth.
2. a person of no refinement; barbarian.
[before 900; < Late Latin Gothī (pl.); replacing Old English Gota; c. Gothic Gut- (in Gut-thiuda Goth-people)]
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|Noun||1.||Goth - a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement|
|2.||Goth - one of the Teutonic people who invaded the Roman Empire in the 3rd to 5th centuries|
Teuton - a member of the ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans
Ostrogoth - a member of the eastern group of Goths who created a kingdom in northern Italy around 500 AD
Visigoth - a member of the western group of Goths who sacked Rome and created a kingdom in present-day Spain and southern France