Definition of godfather
- made him the godfather of a whole generation of rebels
- —The Times Literary Supplement (London)
Her uncle is her godfather.
Many people regard him as the godfather of rock and roll.
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: a man who is a godparent
: a man who invents or begins something
: the leader of a group of criminals who belong to a secret criminal organization (such as the Mafia)
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