god·​son | \ˈgäd-ˌsən \

Definition of godson 

: a male godchild

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Also surviving are his sister, Lila Grossman, and three godsons – Kenneth (Suzie) Shear, Yonathan (Michal) Shear and Daniel Berger. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 7/13," 13 July 2018 Mantle, though plagued by injury, can be favorably compared to Mays, and Barry Bonds, Mays’ godson, is the modern player most often thought to rival Mays’ stature as an offensive force. John. N. Mcmurray, Smithsonian, "Even Today, Willie Mays Remains a Giant in Baseball History," 6 June 2018 The page boys included Jessica Mulroney's sons, John and Brian Mulroney, Prince George, and Jasper Dyer (Prince Harry's godson). Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need To Know About The Royal Wedding Party," 19 May 2018 Mulroney’s two 7-year-old sons, Brian and John, will be page boys along with Harry’s godson Jasper Dyer. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Meghan Markle Has Finally Chosen Her Bridesmaids," 16 May 2018 Prince George will join Harry's godson Jasper Dyer, and Mulroney's twin sons, Brian and John as a page boy. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Is Photographed for the First Time Since Welcoming Prince Louis," 17 May 2018 The page boys are Prince George, 4, oldest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Harry's godson Jasper Dyer and Ivy's two older brothers, Brian and John, both 7. Judith Vonberg, CNN, "Meghan Markle's youngest bridesmaid is just two years old," 16 May 2018 My sister left for Chicago and has no desire to ever return; I was introduced to my newborn godson over Skype. Erika P. Rodriguez, Smithsonian, "The Slow Recovery in Puerto Rico," 27 June 2018 She was predeceased by her five sisters, three brothers, a niece, and four nephews, and a godson. courant.com, "Bernice Krol," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of godson

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of godson was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of godson

: a male godchild


god·​son | \ˈgäd-ˌsən \

Kids Definition of godson

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

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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