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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)

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

  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



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