Fairy-godmother definition

In fairy tales, a female, usually older fairy who helps humans by using magical powers.
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A generous benefactor.
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In certain fairy tales, a fictional benevolent woman with magical powers who uses them to help the cause of the protagonist.

I thought it was clever the director cast the same woman to play both the Wicked Witch and Prince Charming's fairy godmother.

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(by extension) Any generous benefactor.
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Noun

Singular:
fairy-godmother
Plural:
fairy-godmothers