godfather godfather  /ˈɡɑd ˌfɑ ðər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism
  2. (n) someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild

Usage(s):

  • You could call George Habash, a Palestinian leader who died in Amman on Saturday at the age of 82, the godfather of Middle East terrorism.

News

  1. Kentucky football offers 2018 scholarship to New Albany seventh-grader

    The University of Kentucky's 2014 football recruiting is going so well, coach Mark Stoops has already turned his attention to the Class of ... 2018. The Wildcats have offered a scholarship to a seventh-grader from Indiana, 13-year-old cornerback Jairus Brents, his godfather said.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

  2. George Blaney: A New England Treasure

    Dee Rowe has known George Blaney longer than just about any of us. It must be a hundred years, the godfather of UConn athletics said, before settling on nearly 60. Rowe was coaching Worcester Academy back in those days and he used to play college freshmen teams.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant

  3. Who’s Your Godfather? Offers For Clearwire Defining Telecom Leaders

    Who’s Your Godfather? Offers For Clearwire Defining Telecom Leaders        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

Quotes

  1. "Hef came from a puritanical upbringing and reinvented himself to be the godfather of the sexual revolution," Ratner told the show business magazine Variety. "He also used his magazine to advocate civil rights and free speech, and put James...
    on Jun 26, 2007 By: Brett Ratner Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "Everybody in this league always looks at Shaq like the Godfather," James said. "When you come into this league, you need to get to know him. He's a guy you need to sign the papers with before you play a game. I've always been comfortable...
    on Oct 23, 2009 By: LeBron James Source: USA Today

  3. "Peter Zinner made a great contribution to 'The Godfather,'" Coppola said in an e-mail to The AP through his publicist. "Working on the editing of the final (baptism) sequence, Peter had the inspiration to add the organ music that pulled the...
    on Nov 16, 2007 By: Francis Ford Coppola Source: Forbes

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