godson

noun
god·​son | \ ˈgäd-ˌsən How to pronounce godson (audio) \

Definition of godson

: a male godchild

Examples of godson in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Musician and author Lenny Kravitz, who is Tyson’s godson, also wrote a sweet public note to Tyson. Brooklyn White, Essence, "Celebrities Are Sending Love To Cicely Tyson For Her 96th Birthday," 21 Dec. 2020 Bartholomew would also go on to become Prince Harry's godmother, and has remained close with her godson over the years; she was seen attending his wedding to Meghan Markle in May of 2018. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Princess Diana's Friends and Flatmates "Screamed and Howled" When They Found Out She was Engaged," 16 Nov. 2020 Your relationship with your godson predates your relationship with your wife. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Amy: Train gift may derail friendship," 18 Oct. 2020 Your relationship with your godson predates your relationship with your wife. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Train gift may derail friendship," 18 Oct. 2020 Your relationship with your godson predates your relationship with your wife. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Train gift may derail friendship … or a marriage," 18 Oct. 2020 Your relationship with your godson predates your relationship with your wife. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Is gift given to godson now his to use as he pleases? Wife doesn’t agree," 18 Oct. 2020 Your relationship with your godson predates your relationship with your wife. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Amy: Train gift may derail friendship," 18 Oct. 2020 Your relationship with your godson predates your relationship with your wife. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Train gift may derail friendship," 18 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of godson

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Godson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godson. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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godson

noun
How to pronounce godson (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of godson

: a male godchild

godson

noun
god·​son | \ ˈgäd-ˌsən How to pronounce godson (audio) \

Kids Definition of godson

: a boy or man for whom another person acts as a sponsor at baptism

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