Xmas

noun
\ˈkris-məs also ˈeks-məs \

Definition of Xmas 

First Known Use of Xmas

1551, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Xmas

X (symbol for Christ, from the Greek letter chi (X), initial of Christos Christ) + -mas (in Christmas)

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x line

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x-man

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Xmas

noun
\ˈkri-sməs \

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