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Goth

[goth] /gɒθ/
noun
1.
one of a Teutonic people who in the 3rd to 5th centuries invaded and settled in parts of the Roman Empire.
2.
a person of no refinement; barbarian.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English Gothe < Late Latin Gothī (plural); replacing Old English Gotan (plural) (Gota, singular); cognate with Gothic Gut- (in Gut-thiuda Goth-people)
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British Dictionary definitions for goths

Goth

/ɡɒθ/
noun
1.
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.
(sometimes not capital) an aficionado of Goth music and fashion
adjective
4.
(sometimes not capital) Also Gothic
  1. (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
  2. (of fashion) characterized by black clothes and heavy make-up, often creating a ghostly appearance
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin (plural) Gothī from Greek Gothoi
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Word Origin and History for goths
goth
see gothic.
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