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Santa Clausnoun

uk   /ˈsæn.tə ˌklɔːz/ us   /ˈsæn.t̬ə ˌklɑːz/ informal Santa, also mainly UK Father Christmas, 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: Go to sleep quickly 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 imaginary old man with white hair, a long white beard, and a red coat 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 Papá Noel, 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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