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.

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
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
Translations

fairy godmother

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References in classic literature ?
I am sure that had the fairy godmother appeared just then and touched Irene with her wand, David would have been interested rather than astonished.
But, you see, you ARE so like the fairy godmother in the bright little books!
The feeble fingers were never idle, and one of her pleasures was to make little things for the school children daily passing to and fro, to drop a pair of mittens from her window for a pair of purple hands, a needlebook for some small mother of many dolls, penwipers for young penmen toiling through forests of pothooks, scrapbooks for picture-loving eyes, and all manner of pleasant devices, till the reluctant climbers of the ladder of learning found their way strewn with flowers, as it were, and came to regard the gentle giver as a sort of fairy godmother, who sat above there, and showered down gifts miraculously suited to their tastes and needs.
"This is a gay figure, Pip," said she, making her crutch stick play round me, as if she, the fairy godmother who had changed me, were bestowing the finishing gift.
She looked at Sarah Pocket with triumph in her weird eyes, and so I left my fairy godmother, with both her hands on her crutch stick, standing in the midst of the dimly lighted room beside the rotten bridecake that was hidden in cobwebs.
"Well, now, we can play I'm a good sprite out of the box, or, what is better, a fairy godmother come down the chimney, and you are Cinderella, and must say what you want," said Rose, trying to put the question delicately.
It's like having a fairy godmother who asks you your wish and then gives it to you!
"Lucy is like a fairy godmother; she has turned me from a drudge into a princess in no time.
We shall know what an immense deduction must be made from all the influences and experiences that have formed us--no parents, no child-brother or sister, no individuality of home, no Glass Slipper, or Fairy Godmother. And that's the way we came by Tattycoram.'
I like the twist of having a rather evil Fairy Godmother (Jennifer Saunders).
Enter fairy godmother Larissa Saveliev, artistic director of the YAGP competitions.
The Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl has just announced that Big Brother contestant Alison, an early evictee from this year's contest, is to play the Fairy Godmother in its pantomime Cinderella.