Etymology
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godmother (n.)

woman who sponsors one at baptism, late 13c., from God + mother (n.1); modifying or replacing Old English godmodor.

updated on March 25, 2015

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Definitions of godmother from WordNet

godmother (n.)
any woman who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.