god·​daugh·​ter | \ ˈgäd-ˌdȯ-tər How to pronounce goddaughter (audio) also ˈgȯd- \

Definition of goddaughter

: a female godchild

Examples of goddaughter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Henderson said in an interview with Shadow and Act that she was first drawn to the story of First Kill after seeing her goddaughter go through the process of coming out. Seventeen, 17 May 2022 On July 22, 1975, in Boston, 19-year-old Diana Bryant and her 2-year-old goddaughter Tiare Jones fled a blaze in a Marlborough Street building by climbing onto the fire escape. Jim Morrison, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Feb. 2022 On Sunday, one of those staff members was Jones' 11-year-old goddaughter, Harper Copeland, who volunteered to help Jones set up and serve the Mother's Day meals. Lauren Wethington, Detroit Free Press, 8 May 2022 His goddaughter, Mada McDonald, told WAFB-TV that Jones died Saturday at the Louisiana War Veterans’ Home in Jackson. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2022 Maddy Morphosis arrived looking like Guy Fieri’s goddaughter and made a polite, even lovable, addition to the cast until the sixth episode. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 20 Apr. 2022 One client used SmartRenter when her goddaughter was moving to San Francisco. Christopher Elliott, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 With connections to his personal life, the song features a vocal clip of his goddaughter Ruby Winston, the daughter of British producer Ben Winston. Alexis Gaskin, Glamour, 1 Apr. 2022 Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus for T-Mobile Dolly Parton and her goddaughter Miley Cyrus teamed up for a T-Mobile ad that served as a send-up of charity singles. Joe Lynch, Billboard, 13 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of goddaughter

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Goddaughter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goddaughter. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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god·​daugh·​ter | \ ˈgäd-ˌdȯ-tər How to pronounce goddaughter (audio) \

Kids Definition of goddaughter

: a girl or woman for whom another person acts as a sponsor at baptism


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