A lower middle or working class inhabitant of a rural town or area in the Bible Belt who has adopted the necrophilous fashions and folkways of spiritually troubled affluent youth.
"So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to their" Gothneck clothes and Halloween makeup or antipathy to people who aren’t covered with tattoos and body-piercings like them or anti-vanilla sentiment or anti-square sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
by Russell Clark November 09, 2008
Top Definition
One half redneck and one half Goth, the redneck part being evident only in the usually Southern speech pattern employed by this person and his or her family members (who are not normally interested in the Goth subculture). Therefore, the Gothneck attitude played out, the British Jack can be flown and black Doc Marten boots worn, but the perception of the world is still very backwoods and Southern.

Gothneck was first coined by a nondescript writer in 1993, in St. Augustine, Florida--a small town which at the time was the home of a disproportionate number of these black-clad teenagers and 20-somethings.
Sarah liked it that the kids at school called her a Gothneck. She could think of no better way to describe the daughter of a bar-circuit Country singer and a former Goth from London.
by Scath December 21, 2015
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