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noun [countable] godfather pronunciation in British English /ˈɡɒdˌfɑːðə(r)/ 
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  1. 1
    a male godparent
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  2. 3
    mainly journalism a man who has had a very strong influence in creating something

    Mick Jagger, the godfather of rock-and-roll vocals

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