Usually used to refer to the head of an Sicilian crime family/organization (Mafia). Being someone's Godfather was a great honor in Sicilian culture, and he was expected to help in the upbringing of the baptized child, almost like a third parent.

The head of a criminal organization would look over all it's members in the same way, while he might not be related to any of them.

The term Godfather didn't really catch on until the movie(s) were released.
The Godfather settled all disputes within the family.
by Godfather June 29, 2005
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1. The title of a novel by Mario Puzo.
2. Vito Corleone. Main character of Mario Puzo's novel, The Godfather. He was the head of an italian mafia called the Corleone Family or the Cosa Nostra.
3. The son of Don Vito Corleone, Micheal Corleone.
4.Usually refers to a random, nameless mafia boss.
5. A male godparent, a male person who takes responsibility of the religious education of a child at the baptism.
"I am the Godfather"

Jamie's godfather is taking good care of her, she's staying at his beach house in Verona.
by Schaheb May 8, 2005
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a godfather is a guardian when your Parents die, he will take you in,
Me: Soph, my parents just died.. D: I guess it's time to go to my godfather huh?
sophie: I Guess so. Good luck! :(
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Sum quotes of the Godfather part 1:-
Marlon Brando - " I'll make him an offer he can't refuse"
by Dishu July 21, 2006
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A drink containing 1.5 oz Scotch Whiskey and .75 oz Amaretto (usually Disaronno). A classy drink which tempers the harshness of the scotch with the sweetness of Amaretto.

The person suggesting vodka is a moron.
The Godfather is one classy drink. Most definitely not containing vodka.
by Juan Donne March 17, 2011
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In the New York crime families of the Bonnano, the Columbo, the Luchese, the Genovese, and the Gambino, the term "Godfather" refers to the head of the family. Carle Galante, of the Bonnano family, was the last real Godfather. He was executed by captains such as Sonny Black, of who was arrested by Joseph D. Pistone in his famous six-year sting under the alias, Donnie Brasco.

The godfather of the Bonnano family, Carle Galante was responsible for the merge with Miami family boss, Trafficante.
by bornking05 March 15, 2007
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an Italian older gentlemen who is the ruler of his mob. A type of pizza company.
The Godfather Don Corleone was shot near a grocery and should have instead picked up some Godfather pizza at the local pizza parlor.
by Jacobistan February 27, 2019
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