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 for Goth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or
           refinement [syn: peasant, barbarian, boor, churl,
           Goth, tyke, tike]
      2: one of the Teutonic people who invaded the Roman Empire in
         the 3rd to 5th centuries

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