Definition of Santa Claus in US English:

Santa Claus

(also Santa)

proper noun

  • 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


Originally a US usage, alteration of Dutch dialect Sante Klaas ‘St Nicholas’.


Santa Claus

/ˈsæn(t)ə ˌklɔz//ˈsan(t)ə ˌklôz/