fairy godmother

noun

Definition of fairy godmother

: a generous friend or benefactor

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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
Recent Examples on the Web In the spirit of live-action fantasies like Enchanted, the family comedy stars Jillian Bell as a fairy godmother-in-training whose lack of skill is matched only by her boundless enthusiasm. Keaton Bell, Vogue, "Every Movie We're Excited About This December," 15 Dec. 2020 Eleanor is still determined to be a fairy godmother despite her lack of skills and gives herself an extremely late assignment: give Mackenzie, a woman in Boston who wrote a letter as a young girl asking for help, a happily ever after. Ashley Chervinski, refinery29.com, "All The Fairy Godmothers & Regular Humans In The Godmothered Cast," 4 Dec. 2020 Jillian Bell plays Eleanor, a fairy godmother in training in a fantastical land known as the Motherland, which is in danger of being shut down. Mark Olsen, Anchorage Daily News, "Comfort viewing for the holidays: 4 feelgood releases for a most unusual season," 23 Nov. 2020 Jillian Bell plays Eleanor, a fairy godmother in training in a fantastical land known as the Motherland, which is in danger of being shut down. Mark Olsen, chicagotribune.com, "Comfort viewing for the holidays: Three feelgood new releases for a most unusual season," 20 Nov. 2020 Because that’s what the aspiring fairy godmother has been trained to think. Los Angeles Times, "How ‘Godmothered’ celebrates a world of more inclusive happily ever afters," 5 Dec. 2020 Read on to see who's who in Godmothered before sending a fairy godmother a wish of your own. Ashley Chervinski, refinery29.com, "All The Fairy Godmothers & Regular Humans In The Godmothered Cast," 4 Dec. 2020 Jillian Bell plays Eleanor, a fairy godmother in training in a fantastical land known as the Motherland, which is in danger of being shut down. Mark Olsen, Anchorage Daily News, "Comfort viewing for the holidays: 4 feelgood releases for a most unusual season," 23 Nov. 2020 Jillian Bell plays Eleanor, a fairy godmother in training in a fantastical land known as the Motherland, which is in danger of being shut down. Mark Olsen, chicagotribune.com, "Comfort viewing for the holidays: Three feelgood new releases for a most unusual season," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of fairy godmother

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Fairy godmother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairy%20godmother. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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fairy godmother

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fairy godmother

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

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