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Santa Claus

noun [S] uk   /ˈsæn.təˌklɔːz/ us    /-t̬əˌklɑːz/ (informal Santa) child's word
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!
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