- a woman who serves as sponsor for a child at baptism.
- any female sponsor or guardian.
- to act as godmother to; sponsor.
Origin of godmother
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Examples from the Web for godmother
The boy had been back at the playground with his godmother early Sunday evening when he decided he wanted an ice.
The monster was still beyond imagining when Prince, known as P.J., told his godmother that he wanted an Italian ice.
Singled out for opprobrium was the planned exhibit on Margaret Sanger, birth-control crusader and godmother of Planned Parenthood.Michele Bachmann’s Crazy War on Women’s History
May 8, 2014
A former legislative director of Ohio Right to Life, Porter is in many ways the godmother of the heartbeat movement.Janet Folger Porter, Abortion Warrior, on Her Heartbeat Crusade
July 7, 2013
I'll be the cool, hip aunt to my sibling's kids, or godmother to friend's kids.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories
February 27, 2013
I had a godmother who made herself responsible in this way for me.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
He was a M. Gerson, and was going to Belgium to take his grandson to his godmother's.My Double Life
They called her Nana, the pet name for Anna, which was her godmother's name.L'Assommoir
Her godmother, who saw her all in tears, asked her what was the matter.The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
I must say, Godmother, that you have strange taste in choosing friends.Prince Vance
- a female godparent
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Word Origin and History for godmother
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