A "genre" of music that doesn't exist. A term most often used by fans of Cradle Of Filth or people that shop at Hot Topic and have no idea what gothic music is.
poser: "like omg do you like goth metal?"
me: "WTF is goth metal? Is that like Bauhaus mixed with Slipknot. Damn, that would sound shitty!"
poser: What is Bauhaus?
me: I hate you.