Meaning of “Father Christmas” in the English Dictionary


"Father Christmas" in 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

Examples from literature

  • At any rate I am sure that it is the only way in which to post a letter to Father Christmas. 
  • Father Christmas may have hundreds of presents waiting for us. 
  • He'd told her there wasn't any Father Christmas. 
  • It's Father Christmas and a fairy! 

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