[san-tuh; for 2 also Spanish sahn-tah]
- Santa Claus.
- a river in W central Peru, flowing NW into the Pacific Ocean. About 200 miles (322 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for santa
What, I suspect, we really want from Santa is peace (and quiet) at home for the holidays.Santa Fails One More Time
P. J. O’Rourke
December 27, 2014
So, feeling “a little loopy” from beers, he sat down and wrote a letter to Santa Claus.
The incident sparked his belief in Santa, but he would have to wait nearly two decades before dressing up as Jolly St. Nick.
Bohac vowed to that when he came back next year there would be no confusion about any Christmas tree or Santa aprons.A Field General in the War on Christmas
December 24, 2014
Soon thereafter, Bentivolio was asked to play Santa in downtown Milford and became a professional.
He it was who built the towns, even the chief town of Santa Fé.The Trail Book
It will be so much easiah fo' Santa Claus to get down these big chimneys.The Little Colonel
Annie Fellows Johnston
A Spanish captain fired a pistol at me down off Santa Catharina.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
So run away to your dreams now, that Santa Claus may find you sleeping.'A Little Book of Profitable Tales
Santa Anna's command comprised at least twenty thousand Mexicans.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
- informal short for Santa Claus
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Word Origin and History for santa
1893 as a shortened form of Santa Claus.
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