Goth

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noun

1
: a member of a Germanic people that overran the Roman Empire in the early centuries of the Christian era
2
often not capitalized
a
: rock music marked by dark and morbid lyrics
b
: a fan or performer of goth
3
: a person who wears mostly black clothing, uses dark dramatic makeup, and often has dyed black hair

Goth

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abbreviation

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English Gothes, Gotes (plural), partly from Old English Gotan (plural); partly from Late Latin Gothi (plural)

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Goth was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Goth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Goth. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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