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“Santa Claus” in British English

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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)

“Santa Claus” in American English

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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)