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fairy godmother

noun
1.
a kindly sponsor or guardian; godmother.
2.
a fairy-tale character who uses magical powers to help a hero or heroine.
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British Dictionary definitions for fairy godmother

fairy godmother

noun
1.
a character in certain fairy stories who brings unexpected benefits to the hero or heroine
2.
any benefactress, esp an unknown one
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Slang definitions & phrases for fairy godmother

fairy godmother

noun phrase

A male homosexual's homosexual initiator and tutor (1970s+ Homosexuals)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with fairy godmother

fairy godmother

A generous benefactor, as in An anonymous fairy godmother donated the money for the new organ. This expression alludes to a stock character in fairy tales such as Cinderella, who gives unexpected and much needed assistance. [ Late 1800s ]
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