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Word of the Day 02/25/16 Godfather

Godfather (noun, verb)
godfather [god-fah-th er]


noun
1. a man who serves as sponsor for a child at baptism.
2. any male sponsor or guardian.
3. (often initial capital letter) a powerful leader, especially of the Mafia.
4. a person who is regarded as the originator or principal shaper of a movement, school of thought, art form, industry, or the like: the godfather of abstract expressionism.

verb (used with object)
5. to act as godfather to; be sponsor or protector for.

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Origin: before 1000; Middle English godfader, Old English godfæder. See God, father

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