fairy godfather

[ fair-ee god-fah-ther ]

  1. a kindly sponsor or guardian; godfather.

  2. a fairy-tale character who uses magical powers to help a hero or heroine.

Origin of fairy godfather

First recorded in 1845–50

Words Nearby fairy godfather

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How to use fairy godfather in a sentence

  • Irma thought it quite the natural thing for the fairy godfather to disappear in this sudden fashion.

    Irma in Italy | Helen Leah Reed
  • I'd be more eager to eat if I knew the name of the fairy godfather.

    Irma in Italy | Helen Leah Reed