godson [god-suhn] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a male godchild.

Origin of godson before 900; Middle English; Old English godsunu. See God, son Examples from the Web for godson Contemporary Examples of godson

  • As for my godson, I completely adored him—just like every other white lady who ever saw him.

    The Cost: What Stop and Frisk Does to a Young Man’s Soul

    Rilla Askew

    May 21, 2014

  • When my godson Trey was a toddler growing up in Brooklyn, every white woman who saw him fell in love with him.

    The Cost: What Stop and Frisk Does to a Young Man’s Soul

    Rilla Askew

    May 21, 2014

  • They included both William Davenant, a godson of Shakespeare and Sir John Suckling, the inventor of the card game cribbage.

    The Best of Brit Lit

    Peter Stothard

    July 6, 2011

  • My godson and I wrote a note of congratulations and slipped it under her door.

    Two Floors Below Winslet

    Kevin Sessums

    February 23, 2009

  • Historical Examples of godson

  • I have thought, ever since, that he knew something about my birth, and of my being the prince’s godson.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

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

    The Letters of Robert Burns

    Robert Burns

  • “Some day, perhaps,” said M. de Kercadiou vaguely, and swept his godson out.


    Rafael Sabatini

  • I would I were Rothschild, or his son, or his godson, to beg your acceptance of them.

    Roland Cashel

    Charles James Lever

  • He told me that the young man is my godson, and he asked me to protect him.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • British Dictionary definitions for godson godson noun

    1. a male godchild

    Word Origin and History for godson n.

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

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