godbrother

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From Middle English godbrother, equivalent to god +‎ brother.

Noun[edit]

godbrother (plural godbrothers)

  1. The son or godson of one's godparent, or the godson of one's parent.
    • 2008, Sharon Cheston, Faded Rainbows: Psychospiritual Therapeutic Journeys, iUniverse (2008), →ISBN, page 29:
      I got excited at the prospect of even more fun in this wonderful house with my godbrothers.
    • 2010, Wes Moore, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, Spiegel & Grau (2010), →ISBN, page 97:
      Wes and his godbrother, Red, moved toward the cheese bus as it slowly rolled to a stop in Dundee Village.
    • 2013, J. W. Wiley, The Nigger in You: Challenging Dysfunctional Language, Engaging Leadership Moments, Stylus (2013), →ISBN, page 35:
      Her worldview may also be favorably tweaked by her having a godbrother with cerebral palsy.
    • 2019, Hou ShenDaShu, The Happiness, Funstory (→ISBN):
      "My mom took him in as her godson, so of course he's my godbrother!" Jia Li said with a hint of pride in her voice. Old Shen, you are awesome!

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