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

Definition of goddaughter

: a female godchild

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The 73-year-old defends her goddaughter's early phases of experimentation, even comparing Miley's provocative style to her own over-the-top appearance. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "How Is Dolly Parton Related to Miley Cyrus?," 10 Feb. 2019 Maud Windsor, Princess Eugenie's third cousin and her goddaughterThe entire family and wedding party: 2. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Who's Who in Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding Portraits?," 15 Oct. 2018 Also taking part in the wedding were Prince Harry's goddaughters. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan & Harry's Bridesmaids and Page Boys Are Very Different from Kate & William's," 19 May 2018 Princess Eugenie had several young royals in her bridal party, including her goddaughter, Maud Windsor. Megan Friedman, Town & Country, "Who Is Maud Windsor? What to Know About Princess Eugenie’s Adorable Bridesmaid," 12 Oct. 2018 Culkin spoke about his goddaughter in a January appearance on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Paris Jackson wishes godfather Macaulay Culkin a happy birthday with sweet throwback photos," 27 Aug. 2018 Jacqueline is also Su Yi’s goddaughter — and no friend to newbie, Rachel Chu. Jasmine Arielle Ting, Teen Vogue, "Meet the Entire Cast of "Crazy Rich Asians" and the Characters They Play: Constance Wu, Awkwafina, Henry Golding, and More," 1 Aug. 2018 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

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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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