Santa Claus
  • (British) IPA: /ˈsæn.təˌklɔːz/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsæn.təˌklɑz/, /ˈsæn.təˌklɔz/
  • (AU) IPA: /ˈsæːn.təˌkloːz/
Proper noun
  1. (folklore) A fictional figure said to bring presents to people (especially children) at Christmas time.
    Synonyms: Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Santa
  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 town in Indiana.
  4. A city in Georgia, US.
  5. A ghost town in Arizona.

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