one of a Teutonic people who in the 3rd to 5th centuries invaded and settled in parts of the Roman Empire.
a person of no refinement; barbarian.
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
a rude or barbaric person
(sometimes not capital) an aficionado of Goth music and fashion
(sometimes not capital) Also Gothic
See goth rock
Old English Gota (plural Gotan) “a Goth” (see Gothic). In 19c., in reference to living persons, it meant “a Gothicist” (1812), “an admirer of the Gothic style, especially in architecture.” Modern use as an adjective in reference to a subculture style is from 1986, short for Gothic.
By 1982, when the legendary Batcave club opened in London, the music press had begun to use the term gothic rock to describe the music and fandom around which a new postpunk subculture was forming. [Lauren M.E. Goodlad & Michael Bibby, “Goth: Undead Subculture,” 2007]
[goth-uh m, goh-thuh m for 1; got-uh m, goh-thuh m for 2] /ˈgɒθ əm, ˈgoʊ θəm for 1; ˈgɒt əm, ˈgoʊ θəm for 2/ noun 1. a journalistic nickname for New York City. 2. an English village, proverbial for the foolishness of its inhabitants. “New York City,” first used by Washington Irving, 1807, based on […]
[goh-tah] /ˈgoʊ tɑ/ noun 1. a city in S Thuringia, in central Germany. /ˈɡəʊθə; German ˈɡoːta/ noun 1. a town in central Germany, in Thuringia on the N edge of the Thuringian forest: capital of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1826–1918); noted for the Almanach de Gotha (a record of the royal and noble houses of Europe, first published […]
[goth-uh m, goh-thuh m for 1; got-uh m, goh-thuh m for 2] /ˈgɒθ əm, ˈgoʊ θəm for 1; ˈgɒt əm, ˈgoʊ θəm for 2/ noun 1. a journalistic nickname for New York City. 2. an English village, proverbial for the foolishness of its inhabitants. /ˈɡɒθəˌmaɪt/ noun 1. (US) a native or inhabitant of New York […]
- Go the extra mile
An adaptation of a commandment of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount: “Whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain” (two). Note: Figuratively, to do more than what is needed. verb phrase To make an extra effort; do more than usual: It is time to communicate that. It is time […]