steamboat Gothic

noun

Definition of steamboat Gothic

: an elaborately ornamented architectural style used in homes built in the middle 19th century in the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys

First Known Use of steamboat Gothic

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for steamboat Gothic

from its use in homes of retired steamboat captains in imitation of the style of river steamboats

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“Steamboat Gothic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steamboat%20Gothic. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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