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Noun: Christmas  kris-mus
  1. The season around the 25th December (traditionally extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6)
    - Christmastide [archaic], Christmastime, Yule [archaic], Yuletide [archaic], Noel, Xmas [Brit, informal], Crimbo [Brit, informal], Chrissie [Austral, informal], Chrimbo [Brit, informal]
     
  2. A Christian holiday on 25th December celebrating the birth of Christ
    - Christmas Day, Xmas [Brit, informal], Dec 25, Christmastime
Interjection: Christmas  kris-mus
Usage: informal
  1. Used to express surprise
    - Christ [informal], crikey [Brit, informal], cripes [informal], cor [Brit, informal], crumbs [Brit, informal], gosh [informal], golly [informal], by George [informal], by Jove [informal], blimey [Brit, informal], gorblimey [Brit, informal], cor blimey [Brit, informal], my [informal], holy cow [informal], holy mackerel [informal], holy smoke [informal], holy moley [informal], holy moly [informal], fancy [Brit, informal], good grief [informal], goodness [informal], goodness me [informal], Gordon Bennett [informal], gracious [informal], gracious me [informal], fancy that [informal], gawd [informal], god, my word, oh, O, ah, oh boy [informal], jeez [informal], geez [informal], strewth [Brit, informal], struth [Brit, informal], yikes [informal], I'll be blowed [Brit, informal], blow me [Brit, informal], Holy-dooly [Austral, informal], heck [informal], blooming heck [Brit, informal], jeepers [informal], jeepers creepers [informal], Lord [informal], Lordy [informal], marry [archaic], well I never [informal], heavens [informal], good heavens [informal], my goodness [informal], Jesus [informal], bejesus [N. Amer, informal], od [archaic]

Derived forms: Christmases

Type of: feast day, fete day, holy day of obligation, legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday, quarter day [Brit], season

Part of: Dec, December, Jan, January

Encyclopedia: Christmas, Stephen