Definition of godmother in English:

godmother

Syllabification: god·moth·er
Pronunciation: /ˈgädˌməT͟Hər
 
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noun

  • 1A female godparent.
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    • You can name just one godparent, or two godmothers or godfathers.
    • She was a godmother to several children born in the village, and she taught in the Sunday School and she did a great deal.
    • His sister Tamara is a close friend of mine, and I am the godmother to her daughter, I have a great relationship with all of the Castagnolas.
  • 1.1A woman who is influential in a movement or organization, through providing support for it or through playing a leading or innovatory part in it: she has been called the godmother of Quebec business
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    • Canadian author Naomi Klein, the godmother of the anti-globalisation movement, considers the way marketing handles the protests against corporate power.
    • At age 83, she continues with us, strong as ever, and even more honored by her beloved community of poets - especially the community of black poets to whom she is a pioneering example and godmother.
    • Joan Brown's irreverent explorations of the conflicted roles associated with femininity make her seem as well a kind of godmother to contemporary Bad Girl artists such as Karen Kilimnik and Nicole Eisenman.

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