godson

[ god-suhn ]
/ ˈgɒdˌsʌn /
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noun

a male godchild.

Origin of godson

before 900; Middle English; Old English godsunu. See God, son
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British Dictionary definitions for godson

godson

/ (ˈɡɒdˌsʌn) /

noun

a male godchild
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Word Origin and History for godson

godson


n.

"male child one sponsors at baptism," c.1200, from God + son.

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