Weihnachtsmann

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Weihnachten (Christmas) +‎ Mann (man).

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Noun[edit]

Weihnachtsmann m (genitive Weihnachtsmanns or Weihnachtsmannes, plural Weihnachtsmänner)

  1. Santa Claus, Father Christmas

Usage notes[edit]

  • To many German-speakers, the Weihnachtsmann is a non-native, Anglo-Saxon figure, occasionally even a resented one. This feeling is met with particularly in those regions where children traditionally receive their Christmas presents from the Christkind.

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