Definition of madrina in English:

madrina

noun

  • In Spain and other Spanish-speaking contexts: an (older) woman who acts as a sponsor, patroness, or supporter, as at a baptism, confirmation, or wedding; a godmother. In extended use: a sponsor, a patron.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From Spanish madrina patroness, godmother, lead mare from madre mother + -ina, feminine diminutive suffix.

Pronunciation

madrina

/məˈdriːnə/