godmother

[ god-muhth-er ]
/ ˈgɒdˌmʌð ər /

noun

a woman who serves as sponsor for a child at baptism.
any female sponsor or guardian.

verb (used with object)

to act as godmother to; sponsor.

Origin of godmother

before 1000; Middle English; Old English godmōdor. See God, mother1
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godmother

/ (ˈɡɒdˌmʌðə) /

noun

a female godparent

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