Santa Claus


Santa Claus
m.
Santa Claus, Santa, Kriss Kringle, Santa Klaus.
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= Father Christmas, Santa Claus
Ex. This is when children are not really concerned with scientific truth; they believe in Father Christmas anyway, even if there lurks the suspicion that there is something rather fishy about it all.
Ex. This is the world of fancies, Santa Claus, 'human' animals like Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit, and Daleks and is often shown by the way in which a young child is able to carry on a sustained relationship with an imaginary friend or animal.
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= Father Christmas, Santa Claus

Ex: This is when children are not really concerned with scientific truth; they believe in Father Christmas anyway, even if there lurks the suspicion that there is something rather fishy about it all.

Ex: This is the world of fancies, Santa Claus, 'human' animals like Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit, and Daleks and is often shown by the way in which a young child is able to carry on a sustained relationship with an imaginary friend or animal.


Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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