Definition of Kringle, Kris in English:

Kringle, Kris

Syllabification: Krin·gle, Kris
Pronunciation: /ˈkriNGgəl
 
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Another name for Santa Claus.
More example sentences
  • Kris Kringle is coming to town on Friday, December 1st, as the star of this year's Kris Kringle Procession.
  • The figure of Santa Claus first begins to show up among the Pennsylvania Dutch in the mid 1820s in the form of Kris Kringle, or as he was also known, Belsnickle.
  • The name we often use for Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, originally evolved out of the word Christkindl, or ‘Christ Child.’

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