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goddaughter

[god-daw-ter] /ˈgɒdˌdɔ tər/
noun
1.
a female godchild.
Origin of goddaughter
1050
before 1050; Middle English; Old English goddohtor. See God, daughter
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  • Her goddaughter, daughter of the friend to whom years ago she described Tommy, was with her.

  • Richie smiled at his goddaughter, who was in her mother's arms.

    The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris
  • Even her goddaughter was slightly surprised, well as she knew her.

    The Red City

    S. Weir Mitchell
  • As your goddaughter is out, my good woman, I can state my business with you very plainly.

    Avarice-Anger: Eugne Sue
  • No, but Julien does; she is the goddaughter of his father, and they are good friends together.

    The Deputy of Arcis Honore de Balzac
  • The old man smiled to himself as he looked from his goddaughter to Savinien.

    Ursula Honore de Balzac
  • Miss Outhwaite was not forgetful of her goddaughter, for by her will she left Anne £200.

    Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle Clement K. Shorter
  • Mme. de Lorcy thanked him for his kindness, with rather a cool politeness, and asked him for news of her goddaughter.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • The pantaloon's little daughter was my mother's goddaughter, and my thoughts were full of her.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
British Dictionary definitions for goddaughter

goddaughter

/ˈɡɒdˌdɔːtə/
noun
1.
a female godchild
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Word Origin and History for goddaughter
n.

girl one sponsors at her baptism, mid-13c., from god + daughter.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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