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 His godson, Andre Watkins, was part of the Promised Land Casino ploy to get the Pynk and take that over as waterfront property. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 8 Apr. 2022 According to the LA Times and IMDb, Hudson was Tarantino's godson. Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 26 Jan. 2022 Page Six reported that Hudson was the godson of Quentin Tarantino. NBC News, 25 Jan. 2022 Luckily McLachlan and Aida reconnected, and Aida’s son is now the singer’s godson. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 20 Jan. 2022 The birth of Hallam’s godson provided a turning point. Sierra Alvarez, The Arizona Republic, 16 Dec. 2021 Princess Diana's godson Prince Philippos has married Nina Flohr for the third time in a year. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 23 Oct. 2021 Another godson of hers is raising his own family in Florida. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 25 Nov. 2021 Beatrice and Eugenie recently traveled to Greece with their husbands to attend the royal wedding of Princess Diana's godson Prince Philippos to Nina Flohr. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, 17 Nov. 2021 See More

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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 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for godson


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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