goddaughter

[ god-daw-ter ]
/ ˈgɒdˌdɔ tər /
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noun

a female godchild.

Nearby words

  1. goddamned,
  2. goddamnit,
  3. goddard,
  4. goddard, robert h.,
  5. goddard, robert hutchings,
  6. godden,
  7. godden, rumer,
  8. goddess,
  9. godefroy de bouillon,
  10. godendag

Origin of goddaughter

before 1050; Middle English; Old English goddohtor. See God, daughter

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British Dictionary definitions for goddaughter

goddaughter

/ (ˈɡɒdˌdɔːtə) /

noun

a female godchild
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Word Origin and History for goddaughter

goddaughter

n.

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

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