fairy godmother

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of fairy godmother

:a generous friend or benefactor

Examples of fairy godmother in a Sentence

  1. when it came time for the girl to go to college, Aunt Edna once again proved to be a reliable fairy godmother

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First Known Use of fairy godmother

1839


FAIRY GODMOTHER Defined for English Language Learners

fairy godmother

noun

Definition of fairy godmother for English Language Learners

  • in stories : a woman with magic powers who saves a person from trouble



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