Kriss Kringle

noun
Kriss Krin·​gle | \ ˈkris-ˈkriŋ-gəl How to pronounce Kriss Kringle (audio) \

Definition of Kriss Kringle

First Known Use of Kriss Kringle

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Kriss Kringle

modification of German Christkindl Christ child, Christmas gift, diminutive of Christkind Christ child

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The first known use of Kriss Kringle was in 1830

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