• (America) IPA: /ˈɡɑdfɑðɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɡɒdfɑːðə/

godfather (plural godfathers)

  1. A man present at the christening of a baby who promises to help raise the child in a Christian manner; a male godparent who sponsors the baptism of a child.
  2. A small post which is used in repairing a fence. For instance attached to and supporting an existing broken fence post.
  3. A mafia leader.
Translations Translations Verb

godfather (godfathers, present participle godfathering; past and past participle godfathered)

  1. (transitive, often, figuratively) To act as godfather or guardian to.

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