From Late Latingothicus(“Gothic, barbaric”), from Ancient GreekΓοτθικός(Gotthikós), from Ancient GreekΓότθοι(Gótthoi, “Goths”) + -ικός(-ikós, “-ic”), proposed to derive from unattested Gothic*𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌰(*guta). Equivalent to Goth + -ic. The various usages of the adjective are introduced nearly simultaneously in the first half of the 17th century. The literal meaning “of the Goths” is found in the 1611 preface of the King James Bible, in reference to the Gothicke tongue. The generalized meaning of “Germanic, Teutonic” appears in the 1640s. Reference to the medieval period in Western Europe, and specifically the architecture of that period (“barbaric style”, initially a term of abuse), also appears in the 1640s, as does reference to “Gothic characters” or “Gothic letters” in typography.
1944 January and February, C. F. Cobon, “The County of London Plan”, in Railway Magazine, page 24:
Or does the L.C.C. [London County Council] dislike nineteenth century Gothic?
2000, Paul Frankl; Paul Crossley, Gothic Architecture, Yale University Press, →ISBN, page 258:
The Gothic style did not cease to exist: it did, however, cease to be all-powerful, and it almost ceased to create new forms. Gothic architects had by this time drawn every possible conclusion from the premises which had been laid down […]
1975, John V. Murphy, The Dark Angel: Gothic Elements in Shelley's Works, Bucknell University Press, →ISBN, page 9:
Shelley's two early novels Zastrozzi and St. Irvyne are, as many scholars have noted, obviously connected to the tradition of the Gothic novel; as well, two volumes of early poetry contain Gothic elements and his tragedy The Cenci has been […]