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A label people give to themselves to see themselves in a certain way, and/or to hope that other people will see them in this way also. There are many definitions of dress-code and personality types, (some would say that they are really creative and intelligent, others would say that they are people who have experienced more pain than most people) but it's just a label that was invented by ordinary people and for ordinary people, probably out of attention-seeking. Now the word seems to be spoken in two ways: As an insult to people who seem this way, and by people who are this way to describe themselves or maybe friends of theirs.
Example I:
-"Hey, there's that stupid goth."
-"Yeah, what an asshole. Let's throw stuff at him/her."

Example II:
-"Oh yeah, I am SUCH a goth."
-"Can you define 'goth' for me, then?"
-"*Insert one of thousands of definitions here*"
by necrosmash April 12, 2006
a rebel too "tough" to become and emo
look at tom, he's such a goth with his rebellious haircut, rebellious music, rebellious clothes, rebellious speech, and rebellious make-up
by (blank)______ January 03, 2009
People need to quit saying "Oh, goths are unique, creative people!' Then why are there many other people that dress like them!?! Exactly! Anyway, I'll give you a def. Goths are sadistic people who wear black and red and have 1000 piercings and worship Satan and get a kick out of everyone who is afraid of them.

Goths also like to cover their face with their hair so they bump into walls.
Person: AHHHH!!

Goth: Haha, oops, bumped into wall.
by ChemicalBee December 23, 2008
A goth is a person who generally wears black clothing, and wears make-up regardless of gender.

A lot of goths listen to a range of music, not all necessarily even metal. (side note: I would like to point out that it is NOT SlipKnoT's fault they were included in this 'Nu-metal' idea, they are a heavy metal band, and that is that)

Anyway, most goths are intelligant. They do not start fights with Chavs, because they know there is no point at all.

Goths are not Satanists, a small amount of them may well be, but mostly they just LOOK intimidating, that's why Chav's tend to attack in packs of about 20, so there is no chance of Goths defending themselves, but I think if there was a 1 on 1, a Goth would win hands-down.

All goths have their own styles of clothing, all different in several ways, whereas all Chavs look the same, in their fake gold and fake burbery (if that is spelled right). Chavs also use the same old insults at goths, like 'Greeb''Greebo' etc..

Anyway, because I don't know what else to say, here is a list of metal bands than goths are likely to listen to:

13 Candles, 1349, 3 Inches Of Blood, 5000 BC, 9X Dead, Abigail's Mercy, AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Amon Amarth, Angra, Antaia, Anthrax, Apparition, Arcane Theory, Arch Enemy, As I Lay Dying, At The Gates, Atura, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Sabbath, Black Label Society, Bleeding Through, Bile, Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Chaos Incarnated, Children Of Bodom, Chimaira, City In Ruins, Coal Chamber, Conquest Of Steel, Cradle Of Filth, Creed, Darkthrone, Daysend, Deathstars, Denied Faith, Destruction 412, DevilDriver, Dimmu Borgir, Dirty Little Child, Dissection, Disturbed, Dope, Dragonforce, Dream Evil, Drowning Pool, Drop Dead Evil, Dry Kill Logic, Enchained, Enlisted Menace, Ensiferum, Enslaved, Evanescence, Fear Factory, Fear My Thoughts, Finntroll, Flaw, God Forbid, Godsize, Godsmack, Graveworm, Habitual, Hammerfall, Hanzel und Gretyl, Hard8Eight, HIM, Holotype, Ill Nino, Immortal, In Flames, inTERRORGATE, Iron Maiden, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, Judas Priest, Kamelot, Killswitch Engage, Kittie, KoRn, Kreator, Lacuna Coil, Lamb Of God, Linkin Park, Lordi, Machine Head, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Megadeth, Megahurz, Meshuggah, Millencolin, Mother Earth, Motorhead, Mudvayne, Murderdolls, Mushroomhead, Napalm Death, Necrophagist, Nevermore, Nightwish, Nile, NIN, Nirvana, Obituary, Omnium Gatherum, One Minute Silence, Opeth, Orgy, Overlorde, Pantera, P.O.D, Primal Fear, Queen, Queensryche, Quiet Riot, Rage, Rage Against The Machine, Rammstein, Rhapsody, Riot, Ripped Speed, Roadrunner United, Satyricon, Screams for Tina, Sepultura, Severed, Six Feet Under, Skindred, Slayer, Slaves on Dope, SlipKnoT, Smokin' Tequila, Sonata Arctica, Soulfly, Staind, Static-X, Spineshank, Status Quo, Steel Dragon, Steve Vai, Stone Sour, Symphony In Peril, System Of A Down, Sub Dub Micromachine, Terror Rain, The Misfits, Trivium, Turisas, Unleash The Fury, Vader,Van Halen, Vehemence, Venom, Viking Skull, Violent Work of Art, Vital Remains, Winter Solstice, Within Temptation
Chav:"There's a greeb', let's go beat the crap outta him for no apparent reason"
Goth:"Well this isn't fair, there's like, 20 of them!"

Chav:"What would everyone like me to wear today?"
Goth:"What do I want to wear today?"
by Xeroth June 06, 2006
By reading all of the definitions of Goth below, I have concluded that, in addition to the traditional meanings of the word Gothic, the "goths" of today are people fixated on thinking they are somehow unique, admirable and special while ripping off a style popularized ~20 years ago. Kind of hard to be unique with seven BILLION people on the planet, but I bet yo mama thinks your black clothes, eye-liner and pierced brow r cute!
Didn't that Goth look die 20 years ago?
by Popular Girl February 16, 2006
First of all, there are several kinds of Goths.

1)Traditional goths: Usually displayed by main charicters in fiction books or movies, Such as Van Helsing or V for Vendetta. "Traditional" goths are bold, creative, and very intelegent people. They usually dress in all black and white. Most Traditional Goths do not wear all the spiky studded stuff. Usually just long dark clothes made of Leather or Velvet. They are usually on the brighter side of life and expect the unexpected. They simply choose this life style because it is different from the majority. Traditional Goths will listen to all kinds of music, but favor and find the beauty in Classical, Opera, and Instrumental music. They appretiate great art, drama, music, or anything else that has a sense of "elegence" to it. They have a strong sense of symbolism, and often wear lots of necklaces or rings. Traditional Goths enjoy being around just about anyone as long as the people they are with arn't to immature. Most Traditional Goths are of Christian Faith, though can be of any religion.

2)Modern Goths: Modern Goths are much like Traditional Goths, but more "modern" as the name may suggest. They are bold, creative, and intelegent. Displaying many of the traits of a Traditional Goth. But they wear the kinds of clothes you might find at Spencers, Hot topic, or your local Renassance fair. Modern Goths listen to most kinds of music, but will perfer more Hardcore music or Metal. They like the feeling of being "Heavy" and "Extreme" while at the same time not breaking the law or anything. They are rebelious and will do everything in their power from becoming a conformist. Most of them enjoy the Fine Arts, but in a different light from Traditional goths. Modern Goths love to be with freinds, and in large groups just hanging out.

3) Punk Goths: Punk Goths are not at all like any other kinds of Goths. Punk Goths wear the kind of spiky, studded, covered in black clothes a Modern Goth might wear, but similarities end there. Punk Goths are as the name suggests. Punks. They are usually nice people but they do enjoy breaking the rules most of the time. They listen to usually nothing less hardcore then Trash Metal and don't have as great respect for the fine arts as other Goths do.
They simply enjoy looking and acting tougher then the average joe.

4)Emo Goths: Now, I know alot of you people out there think Emo's are horrible posers that wish they were the opposite sex, slit their wrists, and want all the attention in the world. Emo Goths are alot different.
Emo Goths are usually from families that don't function well. For example, one of their parents may be an alchoholic or a stoner. Perhapes the death of a dear friend of relative, or maybe just feeling alone. Emo Goths wear pretty much nothing but black, sometimes with studs. Usually wearing Black skater brand T shirts or Band T shirts with black or blue jeans. Emo Goths have great respect for the fine arts, and usually listen to Punk Rock, Altrernative, or metal. Some Emo Goths do harm themselves, some see it as a distraction or a temperary escape from the stress they may be under. Emo Goths do not HAVE to be under stress to be an Emo Goth, but stress is what may lead to it. Emo Goths are usually creative in their own ways, and like to be alone maybe with a small group of friends. They hate crowded rooms and being with large mobs of people.

5)Black Goths: Black Goths are usually good people, but some may call them "Evil". Most Black goths are Wiccans, Satanists, or of other "Unusual" Religions. They beleive in magic and curses. Most Black Goths are nice people, someone you can have a normal conversation with. Some of them are a bit like punk Goths, like breaking the rules. The personality of a Black Goth really depends on their Religion. Not all "Satanic" Black Goths are the kind of people that want everyone to die though, some of them are as normal as you are. Black Goths enjoy being with people much like themselves, and enjoy all kinds of music. Usually Classical, Traditional, or "Black Metal". Black Goths may wear long black robes or Jackets. Sometimes wearing normal clothes.

So as you can see there are many times of Goths as there are many types of people. Do not misjudge them simply because they look "Demonic" or like something out of a horror movie. Get to know one first. All Goths display individuality proudly. Which is what makes them a Goth. Not all Goths have to wear black or studded Leather. "Goth" is more of a personality then it is a style.
Look at that guy! He looks like a Traditional Goth.
by Kopoka December 26, 2007
How many goths seem to adhere to the mentality that they are the most intelligent, unique, intresting and creative poeople you will ever met(quoted with the spelling errors from a goth no less). That they are some how MORE unique and intelligent than the rest of us. Not only is this insulting, but blatantly false; testimony to this fact being all the poorly written definitions I read from "goths." Ironically, since most goths (and by "goths," I refer to their "culture" or "subculture" as they've defined it) seem to think that they are somehow more intelligent, interesting and/or creative than the rest of us, this alludes to another character trait entirely, or namely, arrogance. Boring, arrogant, uninteresting, un-innovative gothics. I believe this issue has been exhausted.

I propose that we build a giant cannon, gather up all the gothics, pack them into the cannon, and launch them into a brick wall.
No more goths. Maybe then they'd have a reason to be depressed. That is, if any of them lived. They're all so pale and weak that a mere launch into a brick wall might finish them off.

(all of this has been taken and slightly altered from www.thebestpageintheuniverse.com, http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.n et/c.cgi?u=gothics, http://www.thebestpageintheuniver se.net/c.cgi?u=gothagain)

credits to maddox
Lets face it Goths blow and if i had the chance i wud kill u by giving u aids
by SomeChavFromEssexButWotYouGunnaDo? December 14, 2006