fairy godmother


Definition of 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
Recent Examples on the Web Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw, and its fairy godmother, executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, 2 Jan. 2022 Unless the fairy godmother comes by with that $250 million check, my wife would want to take a look at that first. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 30 Nov. 2021 Unless that fairy godmother comes by with that $250 million check, my wife would want to take a look at it first. Ralph D. Russo, Chron, 30 Nov. 2021 The latest reboot of the classic Disney film, starring Camila Cabello as the iconic Cinderella and Billy Porter as Fab G (the fairy godmother), officially premiered last night in Los Angeles. Christian Allair, Vogue, 31 Aug. 2021 Cinderella dreams of a better life, and with the help of her fairy godmother, she is transformed into a princess and finds her prince. Randall G. Mielke, chicagotribune.com, 28 Oct. 2021 Porter portrays Fab G, Cinderella's fairy godmother, in the film. Alexia Fernández, PEOPLE.com, 3 Sep. 2021 What would Cinderella’s fairy godmother wear in 2021? Christian Allair, Vogue, 31 Aug. 2021 Daman enjoyed showing Julien using her clout and playing fashun fairy godmother to Zoya by gifting swag. Fawnia Soo Hoo, refinery29.com, 7 July 2021

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First Known Use of fairy godmother

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fairy godmother was in 1839

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14 Jan 2022

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“Fairy godmother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairy%20godmother. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of fairy godmother

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

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