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Noun: Father Christmas
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: Santa Claus)
  1. The legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    - Santa Claus, Santa, Kriss Kringle [US], Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, St. Nick

Derived forms: Father Christmases

Type of: imaginary being, imaginary creature, patron saint

Encyclopedia: Father Christmas