goth

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See also: Goth, goð, goþ, Goth., and góð

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Etymology[edit]

From Goth (person of a Germanic culture), influenced by Gothic in the sense of a black horror novel.

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goth ‎(plural goths)

  1. (uncountable) A punk-derived subculture of people who predominantly dress in black.
    • 2005, MC Frontalot (music), “Goth Girls”, in Nerdcore Rising[1]:
      I think that goth could flower in nerdcore's embrace.
      I converted Edward Gorey's lettering into a typeface,
      befriended vampires on LJ and MySpace,
      even put that spooky echo filter on the bass []
    Philip had been into goth for many years.
  2. (uncountable, music) A style of punk rock influenced by glam rock; gothic rock.
  3. (countable) A person who is part of the goth subculture.
    We saw a solitary goth hanging out on the steps of the train station.

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goth

  1. Relating to this music or these people.
    With her black clothes and dyed hair, Melanie looked very goth compared to her classmates.
    • 2014, Michelle Madow, The Secret Diamond Sisters (page 39)
      One of them looked like a total freak who had come straight off a Cirque du Soleil stage, with blue streaks in her hair, goth bracelets up her arm and so much black eyeliner that she could be on the set of Cleopatra.

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goth

  1. goes
  2. went