fairy godmother


: a generous friend or benefactor

Examples of fairy godmother in a Sentence

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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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fairy godmother was in 1839

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“Fairy godmother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairy%20godmother. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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