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Santa Claus

noun San·ta Claus \ˈsan-tə-ˌklz also ˈsan-tē-\

: an imaginary fat man with a white beard and a red suit who gives toys to children at Christmas

Full Definition of SANTA CLAUS

:  a plump white-bearded and red-suited old man in modern folklore who delivers presents to good children at Christmastime —called also Santa

Origin of SANTA CLAUS

modification of Dutch Sinterklaas, alteration of Sint Nikolaas Saint Nicholas
First Known Use: 1773

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