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

Definition of godson

: a male godchild

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Jake himself was the godson of Princess Diana—and Jake is one of Harry's good friends, making him a likely pick. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Who Will Serve as Godparents to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Baby?," 21 Jan. 2019 Both of her 7-year-old twins, Brian and John, will act as pageboys alongside Prince George and Jasper Dyer, the godson of Prince Harry. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Best Friend Jessica Mulroney Arrives in London For The Royal Wedding," 16 May 2018 Notably, Edward is Charles’ godson and served as one of two page boys in his wedding to Princess Diana. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Who Is Prince Louis's Godfather, Nicholas van Cutsem?," 9 July 2018 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

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of godson

: a male godchild


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Kids Definition of godson

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

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