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Father Christmasnoun

uk   us   UK (also Santa Claus, US also Kris Kringle)
the ​imaginaryold man with ​longwhitehair and a beard and a ​redcoat 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)
Translations of “Father Christmas”
in Arabic بابا نويل…
in Korean 산타클로스…
in Portuguese Papai Noel…
in Catalan el Pare Noel…
in Japanese サンタクロース…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圣诞老人, 扮成圣诞老人的人…
in Turkish Noel Baba…
in Russian Дед Мороз…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聖誕老人, 扮成聖誕老人的人…
in Italian Babbo Natale…
in Polish Święty Mikołaj…
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