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a kindly sponsor or guardian; godmother.
a fairy-tale character who uses magical powers to help a hero or heroine.
a character in certain fairy stories who brings unexpected benefits to the hero or heroine
any benefactress, esp an unknown one

noun phrase

A male homosexual’s homosexual initiator and tutor (1970s+ Homosexuals)
A generous benefactor, as in An anonymous fairy godmother donated the money for the new organ. This expression alludes to a stock character in fairy tales such as Cinderella, who gives unexpected and much needed assistance. [ Late 1800s ]


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