see also Ostrogoth, Visigoth
any member of a Germanic people that invaded and conquered
most of the Roman Empire in the 3d, 4th, and 5th centuries a.d.
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Word origin of 'Goth'< LL Gothi, pl. (for OE Gotan) < Gr Gothoi, pl. < base of Goth *Gutans, pl., or Gut (thiuda), Gothic (people)