Definition of godson in US English:



  • A male godchild.

    • ‘Our friends Katherine and Chuck, the parents of my godson Michael and goddaughter Kate, were our witnesses as we became the first gay couple in history to marry in a United Church of Canada.’
    • ‘The couple met when Sandra toured the ‘Monster Garage’ set with her young godson.’
    • ‘He's your godson after all, I'm sure you can find something to talk about for five minutes.’
    • ‘And I must say my godson, my partner's eldest, shares my anger.’
    • ‘With all the godsons and honorary nieces and nephews I have, it should be enough.’
    • ‘Curiously, O'Reilly was initially uncontactable when asked to share his emotions on this latest twist to his godson's fortunes.’
    • ‘Happy birthday to my godson, Darrius.’
    • ‘I want him to see my 5-year-old son, his godson, growing to become the extraordinary person he is.’
    • ‘At least as I walk away from this graduation Friday night I will know that my godson will be pursuing his own goals with the full support of his parents and family, in my opinion the greatest gift they could give to him.’
    • ‘Below me, my godson and his father waited on the flat haugh land.’
    • ‘When Arthur Price passed away in 1752, he left Richard Guinness and his godson Arthur £100 each.’
    • ‘His daughter was disinherited, and what little was left of Lovelace's possessions passed to his godsons.’
    • ‘Slowly, Dummy regains both his voice and his confidence, and finally, in a fairy-tale ending, even his identity when King Richard recognizes him as his long-lost godson.’
    • ‘I think, for instance, of my godson, who works in a demanding London-based consultancy job, and whose working hours, and the pressure on him, have made it very difficult for him to enjoy any kind of social life.’
    • ‘His Tony is a sad-faced, world-weary, consumptive character with little to live for or care about seemingly other than his godson.’
    • ‘The other half of the ‘we’ is Len Carlman, my longtime friend, attorney, and father of my godson.’
    • ‘This is a lifelong relationship, and many godparents have managed to reconnect with their godson or goddaughter.’
    • ‘Larry puts up with Brenda, my buddy since - well, always - and Travis is their son, my godson, and a brand new Eagle Scout.’
    • ‘His godson, BBC broadcaster Jamie Owen, also paid a fluent and amusing anecdotal tribute to ‘the best godfather you could have’, a man equally at home walking with presidents, prime ministers or paupers.’