god·​child | \ ˈgäd-ˌchīld also ˈgȯd- How to pronounce godchild (audio) \

Definition of godchild

: 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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Tom is also survived by his father Gary Skoglund, two sisters Karen Romero (Edward) and Rebecca West (Mark), 3 aunts, 8 nieces and nephews, 1 godchild, a large circle of in-laws, and a loving cat Whiskers. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Thomas E. Skoglund," 23 May 2018 Outside of her entrepreneurship, Nichols is a proud mother who’s raised five godchildren, with one son living at home with her. Estrohaze, The Root, "This Baker, Entrepreneur and Mother Is Fighting for Section 8 Tenants to Be Able to Use Medical Cannabis," 2 June 2018 Zalie is the daughter of Zoe Warren and the queen's racing manager John Warren, who himself is a godchild of the late Princess Diana. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Bridesmaids and Page Boys Were Just Announced," 16 May 2018 As a licensed royal expert, the upcoming wedding between the parents of my future godchildren (Meghan Markle and Prince Harry) isn’t just a joyous occasion for me. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "What Are the Official Rules for Royal Wedding Guests?," 8 May 2018 Tom is also survived by his sister, Mary Lang Diamond, and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and godchildren. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 5/6," 6 May 2018 Bob leaves his sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Stephen Henry, of Kensington, his nephew Brendan Henry of Kensington and his beloved niece and godchild, Sarah Henry, of Manhattan. courant.com, "Robert E. Loss," 10 Mar. 2018 Nieces, nephews and godchildren came up in nearly every response. Marci Alboher, New York Times, "If You Don’t Have Children, What Do You Leave Behind?," 27 Feb. 2018 She is also survived by her sister-in-law Sadie Mae Arnold Rackley of San Diego, California; 36 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews; also, godchildren and friends. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Merther Lee Arnold," 15 Feb. 2018

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13th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of godchild

: a child that you promise to help teach and guide in religious matters when you become the child's godparent in a Christian baptism ceremony


god·​child | \ ˈgäd-ˌchīld How to pronounce godchild (audio) \
plural godchildren\ -​ˌchil-​drən \

Kids Definition of godchild

: a person for whom another person acts as a sponsor at baptism

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