Meaning of “godfather” in the English Dictionary

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godfathernoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡɑdˌfɑð·ər/

godfather noun [ C ] (RESPONSIBLE ADULT)

godfather noun [ C ] (FIRST PERSON)

infml a person who started or developed something new, esp. in music or art:

Mr. Brown became known as the godfather of soul music.

(Definition of “godfather” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)