fairy godmother

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fairy godmother

n.
1. In fairy tales, a female, usually older fairy who helps humans by using magical powers.
2. A generous benefactor.
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fairy godmother

n
1. a character in certain fairy stories who brings unexpected benefits to the hero or heroine
2. any benefactress, esp an unknown one
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fairy godmother - a generous benefactorfairy godmother - a generous benefactor    
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
2.fairy godmother - a female character in some fairy stories who has magical powers and can bring unexpected good fortune to the hero or heroinefairy godmother - a female character in some fairy stories who has magical powers and can bring unexpected good fortune to the hero or heroine
faerie, faery, fay, sprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
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Translations

fairy godmother

nfata buona
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