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 As a singer performed for the crowd, Mynx Seibert watched her goddaughter, Aria, take a paper flower from one of the tables. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2021 On Sunday, Emma, my 5-year-old goddaughter, took center stage in a new pale-blue dress. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Apr. 2021 Sonya Curry, mother to Stephen, flew into San Antonio on Friday afternoon to cheer on her goddaughter, Stanford freshman Cameron Brink. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr. 2021 Through research, Izzard discovered these schools had been home to many high-ranking Germans' daughters, including Hitler's goddaughter. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 23 Mar. 2021 Taped just before the Grammy Awards in February 2019, the concert features artists like Katy Perry, Leon Bridges, and Miley Cyrus — Parton’s goddaughter — paying musical tribute to the country songwriter. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2021 Uzor's most celebrated painting is of Sarah Forbes Bonetta, Queen Victoria's African goddaughter, who was born in 1843 in a region which, today, is Nigeria and Benin. CBS News, 23 Feb. 2021 In the last presidential election in 2018, Ksenia Sobchak, a socialite who is reputed to be a goddaughter of Mr. Putin, filled the ersatz opposition role while Mr. Navalny was banned from running. New York Times, 23 Feb. 2021 Zemault's daughter, a family friend and his goddaughter are are expected to view the body cam footage at 3 p.m., the same time the vigil is set to take place at Main Plaza, located at 115. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Feb. 2021

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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 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of goddaughter

: a female godchild


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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