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Kriss Kringle

[ kris -kring-guhl ]
/ ˈkrɪs ˈkrɪŋ gəl /
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noun

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Origin of Kriss Kringle

Alteration, by folk etymology, of German Christkindl little Christ child, equivalent to ChristChrist + kindchild + -l diminutive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for Kriss Kringle

Kriss Kringle
/ (ˌkrɪs ˈkrɪŋɡəl) /

noun

mainly US another name for Santa Claus

Word Origin for Kriss Kringle

changed from German Christkindl little Christ child, from Christ + Kindl, from Kind child
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