Definitions for kriss kringleˈkrɪs ˈkrɪŋ gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Kriss Krin•gleˈkrɪs ˈkrɪŋ gəl(n.)

  1. Category: Mythology

    Ref: Santa Claus.

Origin of Kriss Kringle:

alter., by folk etym., of G Christkindl little Christ child =ChristChrist+kindchild

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Santa Claus, Santa, Kriss Kringle, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, St. Nick(noun)

    the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas


  1. Kriss Kringle(ProperNoun)

    Santa Claus.

  2. Kriss Kringle(ProperNoun)

    A Christmas decoration made from an orange tied around the middle with a red ribbon and a candle inserted.

  3. Origin: Christ Kinde or dialectal Christkindl, "Christ Child".


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