god·​child ˈgäd-ˌchī(-ə)ld How to pronounce godchild (audio)
 also  ˈgȯd-
: a person for whom another person becomes sponsor at baptism

Examples of godchild in a Sentence

My niece is also my godchild.
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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of godchild was in the 13th century

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“Godchild.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godchild. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


god·​child -ˌchīld How to pronounce godchild (audio)
: a person for whom another person acts as sponsor at baptism

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