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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English goddoghter, goddoȝter, from Old English goddohtor (goddaughter), equivalent to god +‎ daughter. Cognate with Danish guddatter (goddaughter), Swedish guddotter (goddaughter), Icelandic guðdóttir (goddaughter).

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goddaughter (plural goddaughters)

  1. A female child whose baptism is sponsored by a godparent.

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