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[god-suhn] /ˈgɒdˌsʌn/
a male godchild.
Origin of godson
before 900; Middle English; Old English godsunu. See God, son Unabridged
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  • He was a godson of Robert Stephenson, the celebrated engineer.

  • Your kind letter, with your kind remembrance of your godson, came safe.

  • I hope your uncle did not expect a godson like your dear Coeur de Lion, whom you have been romancing about all the way home.

    Heartsease Charlotte M. Yonge
  • "Some day, perhaps," said M. de Kercadiou vaguely, and swept his godson out.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • M. de Kercadiou gripped his godson's hand convulsively, and held it a moment with no word spoken.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • Yakov Tarasovich was positively dissatisfied with his godson.

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British Dictionary definitions for godson


a male godchild
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for godson

"male child one sponsors at baptism," c.1200, from God + son.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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