Goth

noun
\ ˈgäth How to pronounce Goth (audio) \

Definition of Goth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Definition of Goth (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of Goth

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Goth

Noun

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

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“Goth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Goth. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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