- a male godchild.
Origin of godson
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Examples from the Web for godson
As for my godson, I completely adored him—just like every other white lady who ever saw him.
When my godson Trey was a toddler growing up in Brooklyn, every white woman who saw him fell in love with him.
They included both William Davenant, a godson of Shakespeare and Sir John Suckling, the inventor of the card game cribbage.The Best of Brit Lit
July 6, 2011
My godson and I wrote a note of congratulations and slipped it under her door.Two Floors Below Winslet
February 23, 2009
I have thought, ever since, that he knew something about my birth, and of my being the prince's godson.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Your kind letter, with your kind remembrance of your godson, came safe.The Letters of Robert Burns
"Some day, perhaps," said M. de Kercadiou vaguely, and swept his godson out.Scaramouche
I would I were Rothschild, or his son, or his godson, to beg your acceptance of them.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
He told me that the young man is my godson, and he asked me to protect him.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- a male godchild
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Word Origin and History for godson
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