Godfather - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡɑːdfɑːðər|  American pronunciation of the word godfather
Brit.  |ˈɡɒdfɑːθə|  British pronunciation of the word godfather


- any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism
- someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild


Her uncle is her godfather.

Many people regard him as the godfather of rock and roll.

Godfather, come and see your boy.

The film featured Brando as the Godfather.

Afrika Bambaataa, the Godfather of hip hop

'The Godfather' had an X-rating when it was first shown.

James Brown, aka the "Godfather of Soul"

Word forms

singular: godfather
plural: godfathers
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