American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A style of rock music, noted especially for somber or ethereal tones and lugubrious lyrics.
- n. A performer or follower of this style of music.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of an ancient Teutonic race which appeared in the regions of the lower Danube in the third century a. d. A probable hypothesis identifies them with the Gothones or Guttones who dwelt near the Baltic; but there is little reason to believe in their relationship with the Getæ or in their Scandinavian origin. They made many inroads into different parts of the Roman empire in the third and fourth centuries, and gradually accepted the Arian form of Christianity. The two great historical divisions were the Visigoths (West Goths) and the Ostrogoths (East Goths). A body of Visigoths settled in the province of Mœsia (the present Servia and Bulgaria), and were hence called Mœsogoths; and their apostle Wulfila (Ulfilas) translated the Scriptures into Gothic. The Visigoths formed a monarchy about 418, which existed in southern France until 507 and in Spain until 711. An Ostrogothic kingdom existed in Italy and neighboring regions from 493 to 555. By extension the name was applied to various other tribes which invaded the Roman empire.
- n. One who is rude or uncivilized; a barbarian; a rude, ignorant person; one defective in taste: from the character of the Goths during their early irruptions into Roman territory.
- n. A ‘barbarian’ in matters of literature or art.
- n. uncountable A punk-derived subculture of people who predominately dress in black.
- n. uncountable (music) A style of glam rock influenced punk rock; gothic rock.
- n. countable A person who is part of the goth subculture.
- adj. Relating to this music or these people.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Ethnol.) One of an ancient Teutonic race, who dwelt between the Elbe and the Vistula in the early part of the Christian era, and who overran and took an important part in subverting the Roman empire.
- n. One who is rude or uncivilized; a barbarian; a rude, ignorant person.
- n. one of the Teutonic people who invaded the Roman Empire in the 3rd to 5th centuries
- n. a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
- From Goth (person of a Germanic culture), influenced by Gothic in the sense of a black horror novel. (Wiktionary)
- From Gothic (from a view of Gothic styles or genres as dark or gloomy). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It must've been around this time (79?) that the term goth was coined.”
“If there's an instinctive cringe when the term goth is invoked, that's because too many people have a narrow and reductive idea of what it represents.”
“A kind of self-worship in goth regalia, cribbed from Rand, Nietzsche and with a sprinkling of Crowley.”
“Nicole, my dear, you are as ignorant as can be. the Japanese view “goth” differently than Americans. they are not the “American Goth” there are many different kinds. and how dare you decide whats goth or not? stupid girl. goth is all in your head. and apparently yours isnt screwed on very tightly. and Charlotte you are a sad little person. you have aggrivated one of my severe pet peeves.”
“Besides, all the rabid fan-people are scaring me with their quoting of chapter and verse and their cute little PhotoShop renderings of Hogwarts kids in goth regalia, and what if I read these books and turn into a crazed fan-person too -- and then when will I find time to SLEEP, much less write books of my OWN???”
“We won't use the word goth because nobody seems to like it anymore, but, on Saturday, July 31, dark and seductive sounds and looks of all sorts will be plentiful around town.”
“I'm gonna forgo any kind of comparison of this song (which you heard a while back when I posted about it) to any other kind of song, genre, etc. because last time around I started a whole thread about what is and is not "goth" - so forget it.”
“NIGHTMARES AND FAIRY TALES #12 - Another consistently selling "goth"-type comic.”
“As others have said, some so-called goth bands sometimes don't sound very 'goth' at all.”
“Although, as I stood in the crowd of overwhelmingly "goth" - inspired folk (my friends and I had really, by & large, not worn the properly dark or outrageously coordinated attire worn by the typical "Ottobarian" participant), the emotion I found myself nearly overcome by was love.”
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