from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A punk-derived subculture of people who predominately dress in black.
- n. (music) A style of glam rock influenced punk rock; gothic rock.
- n. A person who is part of the goth subculture.
- adj. Relating to this music or these people.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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 Gothic (from a view of Gothic styles or genres as dark or gloomy).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Goth (person of a Germanic culture), influenced by Gothic in the sense of a black horror novel. (Wiktionary)