godparent

[ god-pair-uh nt, -par- ]
/ ˈgɒdˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær- /

noun

a godfather or godmother.

Nearby words

  1. godown,
  2. godowsky,
  3. godoy,
  4. godoy alcayaga,
  5. godoy cruz,
  6. godroon,
  7. godsend,
  8. godsent,
  9. godship,
  10. godslot

Origin of godparent

First recorded in 1860–65; God + parent

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British Dictionary definitions for godparent

godparent

/ (ˈɡɒdˌpɛərənt) /

noun

a person who stands sponsor to another at baptism
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