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Santa Claus

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

Simple Definition of Santa Claus

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Santa Claus

  1. :  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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