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godfather

[ god-fah-th er ]SEE DEFINITION OF godfather

Synonyms for godfather

  • elder
  • patron
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When he started up, the Godfather Break of Day was peeping at its namesake.

My godfather Rgis seemed to be the exact counterpart of M. Meydieu.

My godfather merely bent his head, as Madame Gurard was nothing to him.

I refused him, and my godfather then asked to speak to me alone.

My godfather made a great fuss of her, for success was everything to this bourgeois.

My godfather, who arrived early, nodded his head in a contented way.

My godfather, M. Meydieu, my aunt, and my mother were just beginning a game of whist.

I had heard my godfather explain to my mother all about the various stages of my career.

His godfather was Anton Koburger, and he named him Albrecht after me, &c. &c.

Prince Paul of Kostroma was godfather, and gave the babe the name of Alexis.

WORD ORIGIN

man who sponsors one at baptism, late 12c., from god + father (n.). In the Mafia sense, from 1963. Popularized by Mario Puzo's novel (1969) and the movie based on it (1972).

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