fairy godmother


Definition of fairy godmother 

: a generous friend or benefactor

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Synonyms for fairy godmother


angel, benefactor, donator, donor, patron

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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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And everything is protected by the fairy godmother. Mark Curnutte, Cincinnati.com, "Girl who lost parents to heroin starts over: `I want a family'," 27 June 2018 Two: North American schlub marries Frenchman, becomes expat and learns secrets of life, home décor, child rearing and bras from French fairy godmother. New York Times, "Letter of Recommendation: ‘Live Like a French Woman’ Books," 12 June 2018 Tell the story from the perspective of everyone’s fairy godmother, Oprah. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Oprah on the Royal Wedding Moment That "Literally" Took Her Breath Away," 3 July 2018 Kathleen Kim, a veteran of super-high soprano roles like Mozart’s Queen of the Night and Strauss’s Zerbinetta, ascends lucidly to the heights as La Fée, Cendrillon’s fairy godmother. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "Review: The Stepchild of Cinderella Operas Finally Makes It to the Met," 13 Apr. 2018 The fairy godmother of the event, Anna Wintour, was in attendance for the faux ball. refinery29.com, "All The Glamorous Celebrity Cameos In Ocean’s 8," 8 June 2018 Travelers seeking a fairy godmother for their pets can find one at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "Amid safety concerns, some pet owners embrace alternatives to flying," 30 Apr. 2018 So who gets to be the fairy godmother of tourism at ABC, bestowing gifts on locations all around the world? Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Bachelor Effect: How the Reality Show Turns Destinations Into Gold," 5 Mar. 2018 Is the sheep-baker the fairy godmother or the witch in this story? Frances Leech, Longreads, "Forgetting the Madeleine," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of fairy godmother

1839, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fairy godmother

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

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one that holds something together

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