- Often Offensive. Christmas.
Examples from the Web for xmas
But may have explained pony for my daughter found stuffed down chimney on Xmas morn.Up to a Point: 2013 in Review and Predictions for 2014
P. J. O’Rourke
January 1, 2014
X is for Xmas, once a Christian holiday, now a secular political deadline.Health Care: A Critic's Index
December 25, 2009
Peter's birthday is soon after Xmas, too soon after for Peter's taste—and mine.
But Jean had intimated already that he did not expect to go to Chicago Xmas.
But she would be unable to go out if she did go to the city Xmas with what she knew now.
I suppose all the customary Xmas kisses are being saved this year for what's his name.Bab: A Sub-Deb
Mary Roberts Rinehart
I suppose that you will be confined at Hertford till the Xmas vacation.
- informal short for Christmas
Word Origin and History for xmas
"Christmas," 1551, X'temmas, wherein the X is an abbreviation for Christ in Christmas, from first letter of Greek Christos "Christ" (see Christ). The earlier way to abbreviate it was Xp- or Xr-, corresponding to "Chr-," and the form Xres mæsse for "Christmas" appears in the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" (c.1100).