Definition of Santa Claus in English:

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Santa Claus

Pronunciation: /ˈsan(t)ə ˌklôz/
(also Santa)
An imaginary figure said to bring presents for children on Christmas. He is conventionally pictured as a jolly old man from the far north, with a long white beard and red garments trimmed with white fur. See also Nicholas, St.

Origin

Late 18th century: originally a US usage, alteration of Dutch dialect Sante Klaas 'St. Nicholas'.

Words that rhyme with Santa Claus

applause, Azores, cause, clause, Dors, drawers, gauze, hawse, indoors, Laws, outdoors, pause, plus-fours, quatorze, taws, tawse, yaws, yours

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Syllabification: San·ta Claus

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