godmother

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgɒdmʌðər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈgɑdˌmʌðɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(godmuᵺ′ər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
god•moth•er /ˈgɑdˌmʌðɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a woman who serves as sponsor for a child, such as at a baptism.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
god•moth•er  (godmuᵺ′ər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a woman who serves as sponsor for a child at baptism.
  2. any female sponsor or guardian.

v.t. 
  1. to act as godmother to;
    sponsor.
  • bef. 1000; Middle English; Old English godmōdor. See God, mother1

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
godmother /ˈɡɒdˌmʌðə/ n
  1. a female godparent
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