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Santa Claus

noun uk   /ˈsæn.təˌklɔːz/  us   /-t̬əˌklɑːz/ (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!
Translations of “Santa Claus”
in Vietnamese Ông già Nô en…
in Spanish Papa Noel…
in Thai ซานตาคลอส…
in Malaysian Santa Klaus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聖誕老人…
in Indonesian Sinterklas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圣诞老人…
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