Meaning of “Father Christmas” in the English Dictionary

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"Father Christmas" in British English

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Father Christmasnoun

uk /ˌfɑː.ðə ˈkrɪs.məs/ us /ˌfɑː.ðɚ ˈkrɪs.məs/ UK also Santa Claus, US also Kris Kringle

the imaginary old man with long white hair and a beard and a red coat who is believed by children to bring them presents at Christmas, or a person who dresses as this character for children

(Definition of “Father Christmas” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)