Definition of goth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡɒθ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡɑːθ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] a style of rock music, popular in the 1980s, that developed from punk music. The words often expressed ideas about the end of the world, death or the Devil.
  2. 2[countable] a member of a group of people who listen to goth music and wear black clothes and black and white make-up
  3. Word OriginOld English Gota, superseded in Middle English by the adoption of late Latin Gothi (plural), from Greek Gothoi, from Gothic Gutthiuda ‘the Gothic people’.

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