god·​daugh·​ter | \ˈgäd-ˌdȯ-tər also ˈgȯd- \

Definition of goddaughter 

: a female godchild

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Twins John and Brian Mulroney, 7, and Ivy Mulroney, 4, are Jessica's children, while 6-year-old Remi and 7-year old Rylan are Benita's children and Meghan's goddaughters. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Harry & Meghan's Wedding Ceremony Was Way Less Traditional than Will & Kate's," 20 May 2018 Zalie is the goddaughter of Prince Harry and child of his close friends, Zoe Warren and Jake Warren. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince George Reportedly Comforted a Crying Bridesmaid at the Royal Wedding," 24 May 2018 Bridesmaid Zalie Warren, 2, goddaughter of the groom 19. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "One of the most striking things about Harry and Meghan’s official royal wedding photos," 21 May 2018 The same royal wedding guest also shared that Nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo was bribing Prince Harry's goddaughter Zalie Warren with candy and Peppa Pig throughout the ceremony. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Princess Charlotte Was Calling the Shots as a Bridesmaid in the Royal Wedding," 23 May 2018 Betty Ford’s story has given me faith and courage that my goddaughter can overcome this. Washington Post, "Q&A: Opioids crisis is backdrop to new play about Betty Ford," 11 June 2018 As for the rest of the gang, the bridesmaids will include two of Prince Harry's goddaughters. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Bridesmaids and Page Boys Were Just Announced," 16 May 2018 Miss Zalie Warren, 2 The goddaughter of Prince Harry, daughter of Mrs. Zoe Warren and Mr. Jake Warren. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Announce Their Bridesmaids and Page Boys," 16 May 2018 In a second photo released by the palace, Harry and Meghan are surrounded by their page boys and bridesmaids — many of whom were either related to one of them (Prince George and Princess Charlotte) or who were their godsons and goddaughters. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Subtly Honored Princess Diana in Their Wedding Photos," 21 May 2018

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of goddaughter

: a female godchild


god·​daugh·​ter | \ˈgäd-ˌdȯ-tər \

Kids Definition of goddaughter

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

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