Santa Claus Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"Santa Claus" in British English

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Santa Clausnoun

uk   /ˈsæn.təˌklɔːz/  us   /-t̬əˌklɑːz/ (informal Santa, also mainly UK Father Christmas, US also Kris Kringle)
the ​imaginaryold man with ​long, ​whitehair 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: Go to ​sleepquickly or Santa Claus won't come!
(Definition of Santa Claus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Santa Clausnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsæn·tə ˌklɔz/ (also Santa,  /ˈsæn·tə/ )
an ​imaginaryold man with ​whitehair, a ​longwhite beard , and a ​redcoat who, ​children are told, ​brings them ​presents at ​Christmas
(Definition of Santa Claus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Santa Claus”
in Spanish Papa Noel…
in Vietnamese Ông già Nô en…
in Malaysian Santa Klaus…
in Thai ซานตาคลอส…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圣诞老人…
in Indonesian Sinterklas…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聖誕老人…
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