[god-muhth-er] /ˈgɒdˌmʌð ər/

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.
a female godparent

woman who sponsors one at baptism, late 13c., from god + mother (n.1). Cf. Old English godmodor.

Related Terms

fairy godmother


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