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San·ta Claus(săn′tə klôz′)
The personification of the spirit of Christmas, usually represented as a jolly fat old man with a white beard and a red suit, who brings gifts to good children on Christmas Eve.
[Probably alteration of Dutch Sinterklaas, from Middle Dutch Sinterclaes, St. Nicholas : sint, saint (from Middle Dutch, from Old French saint; see saint) + heer, lord; see Mynheer + claes (short for Niclaes, Nicholas).]
Santa Claus(ˈsæntə ˌklɔːz)
(European Myth & Legend) the legendary patron saint of children, commonly identified with Saint Nicholas, who brings presents to children on Christmas Eve or, in some European countries, on Saint Nicholas' Day. Often shortened to: Santa Also called: Father Christmas
a white-bearded, plump, red-suited, grandfatherly man of folklore who brings gifts to well-behaved children at Christmas.
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|Noun||1.||Santa Claus - the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas|