Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “godfather”

godfather

noun [C]     /ˈɡɒdˌfɑː.ðər/ US  /ˈɡɑːdˌfɑː.ðɚ/
a male godparentNon-blood relations the leader of a criminal group , especially a mafia family Gangsters, thugs and criminal organizations
(Definition of godfather noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of godfather

Definitions of “godfather” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

tie the knot

to get married

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More