Santa Claus

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English[edit]

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A Japanese depiction of Santa Claus circa 1914.

Etymology[edit]

From the Dutch folk tale of Sinterklaas based on the historical figure Saint Nicholas, a bishop from Myra in Asia Minor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsæn.təˌklɔːz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsæn.təˌklɑz/, /ˈsæn.təˌklɔz/
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Santa Claus

  1. A fictional figure said to bring presents to people (especially children) at Christmas time.
  2. (by extension) An unlikely source of free gifts or benefits.
    • 1978, Henry Grayson, ‎Clemens A. Loew, Changing approaches to the psychotherapies (page 314)
      I then probe as to whether he is waiting for some Santa Claus to make him well, strong, and happy, or whether he is waiting for rigor mortis to deliver him from his earthly troubles.
  3. A city in Georgia, USA.
  4. A town in Indiana.

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Santa Claus m

  1. Santa Claus

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