Goth Goth, n. [L. Gothi, pl.; cf. Gr. ?] 1. (Ethnol.) 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. [1913 Webster]

Note: Under the reign of Valens, they took possession of Dacia (the modern Transylvania and the adjoining regions), and came to be known as Ostrogoths and Visigoths, or East and West Goths; the former inhabiting countries on the Black Sea up to the Danube, and the latter on this river generally. Some of them took possession of the province of Moesia, and hence were called Moesogoths. Others, who made their way to Scandinavia, at a time unknown to history, are sometimes styled Suiogoths. [1913 Webster]

2. One who is rude or uncivilized; a barbarian; a rude, ignorant person. --Chesterfield. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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