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fairy godfather

noun
1.
a kindly sponsor or guardian; godfather.
2.
a fairy-tale character who uses magical powers to help a hero or heroine.
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  • It was the voice of the old gentleman, but how had he learned that she sometimes called him the "fairy godfather?"

    Irma in Italy Helen Leah Reed
  • I'd be more eager to eat if I knew the name of the fairy godfather.

    Irma in Italy Helen Leah Reed
  • Radmore was now looked upon as a fairy godfather might have been.

    What Timmy Did Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
  • Fortunately for Mat, at this juncture Dr. Mason came to the rescue like a fairy godfather.

    Forty-one Thieves Angelo Hall
  • But not until this summer had he developed into their chief mentor, and fairy godfather.

  • Irma thought it quite the natural thing for the fairy godfather to disappear in this sudden fashion.

    Irma in Italy Helen Leah Reed
  • How in the world could I be fairy godfather to the Judd family?

    Simon the Jester William J. Locke
Slang definitions & phrases for fairy godfather

fairy godfather

noun phrase

A potential sponsor, advertiser, or financial backer, esp in show business (1930s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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