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Father Christmas

noun, British.
Origin of Father Christmas
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60
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  • He looked the very impersonation of Father Christmas, minus the beard.

    Ande Trembath

    Matthew Stanley Kemp
  • You shall have it, Father Christmas, and may good luck go with it.

    Christmas Entertainments Alice Maude Kellogg
  • I bring you some fine lamb's wool to keep you warm, Father Christmas.

    Christmas Entertainments Alice Maude Kellogg
  • But I've saved a nice pumpkin for you, Father Christmas, and here it is.

    Christmas Entertainments Alice Maude Kellogg
  • I've brought you my very best horn for a present, Father Christmas.

    Christmas Entertainments Alice Maude Kellogg
  • Well, well, perhaps some day Father Christmas will give us some.

    Second Plays A. A. Milne
  • Father Christmas may have hundreds of presents waiting for us.

    Second Plays A. A. Milne
  • "I'm makin' believe I'm Father Christmas," he deigned to explain.

    More William

    Richmal Crompton
  • You're the funny boy, aren't you, dressed up as Father Christmas?

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    Richmal Crompton
British Dictionary definitions for Father Christmas

Father Christmas

noun
1.
another name for Santa Claus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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