godmother

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noun god·moth·er \ ˈgäd-ˌmə-t͟hər \

Definition of godmother

:a woman who sponsors a person at baptism

Examples of godmother in a Sentence

  1. Her aunt is also her godmother.

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First Known Use of godmother

before 12th century


GODMOTHER Defined for English Language Learners

godmother

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Definition of godmother for English Language Learners

  • : a woman who is a godparent


GODMOTHER Defined for Kids

godmother

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noun god·moth·er \ ˈgäd-ˌmə-t͟hər \

Definition of godmother for Students

:a girl or woman who is a sponsor for someone at baptism


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