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.
Recent Examples on the Web He is survived by his beloved wife Kerry Milligan and several godchildren. Staff Author, EW.com, 26 June 2024 The actor is survived by his wife, Kerry Milligan, and godchildren Andee Solis, Hilary Williams and Spencer Williams. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 26 June 2024 He is survived by his wife, Kerry Milligan, and godchildren Andee Solis, Hilary Williams and Spencer Williams. Erik Pedersen, Deadline, 25 June 2024 Short said Brown’s children and godchildren asked him to read a poem to remember him. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2024 Prince William, who was also a godchild of the late Greek monarch, did not attend the remembrance event at St. George’s at the last minute due to a personal matter. Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN, 28 Feb. 2024 What's worse is most of them don't get how that affects their godchild throughout their entire lives. Shellie R. Warren, Parents, 19 Jan. 2024 Her impact felt online on social media and her resounding roster of sold out tour dates is also felt offline in times spent with her godchildren, nieces, and nephews. Taylor Crumpton, Essence, 7 Dec. 2023 This weekend, my friend, Biscuit, told me of a conversation my godchildren carried on in their kitchen. Lisa Baker Gibbs, Arkansas Online, 29 June 2023

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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 15 Jul. 2024.

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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