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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Dutch
Origin: Sinterklaas, from Sint Nikolaas 'Saint Nicholas', patron saint of children

Santa Claus

noun
     
Related topics: Folklore
San‧ta Claus also Santa [singular]
RF an imaginary old man with red clothes and a long white beard who, children believe, brings them presents at Christmas [= Father Christmas British English]

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