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godfather

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noun god·fa·ther \ˈgäd-ˌfä-thər also ˈgȯd-\

Simple Definition of godfather

  • : a man who is a godparent

  • : a man who invents or begins something

  • : the leader of a group of criminals who belong to a secret criminal organization (such as the Mafia)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of godfather

  1. 1 :  a man who sponsors a person at baptism

  2. 2 :  one having a relation to someone or something analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild: as a :  one that founds, supports, or inspires <made him the godfather of a whole generation of rebels — Times Literary Supplement> b :  the leader of an organized crime syndicate

Examples of godfather in a sentence

  1. Her uncle is her godfather.

  2. Many people regard him as the godfather of rock and roll.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of godfather

before 12th century


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godfather

verb god·fa·ther

Definition of godfather

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to act as godfather to



1780

First Known Use of godfather

1780


GODFATHER Defined for Kids

godfather

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noun god·fa·ther \ˈgäd-ˌfä-thər\

Definition of godfather for Students

  1. :  a boy or man who is a sponsor for someone at baptism




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