Kriss Kringle
noun Etymology: modification of German Christkindl Christ child, Christmas gift, diminutive of Christkind Christ child Date: 1849 Santa Claus

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  • Kriss Kringle — 1830, Christ kinkle (in a Pennsylvania German context, and as a reminiscence of times past, so probably at least a generation older in that setting), from Ger. Christkindlein, Christkind l Christ child. Properly Baby Jesus, not Santa Claus …   Etymology dictionary

  • Kriss Kringle — ☆ Kriss Kringle [kris′ kriŋ′gəl ] n. [Ger Christkindl < Christ, Christ + kindl, dim. of kind, child] SANTA CLAUS …   English World dictionary

  • Kriss Kringle — Kriss Krin|gle [ˌkrıs ˈkrıŋgəl] n AmE another name for ↑Santa Claus …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Kriss Kringle — Kriss Krin|gle [ krıs krıŋgl ] AMERICAN another name for SANTA CLAUS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Kriss Kringle — Kriss Krin•gle [[t]ˈkrɪs ˈkrɪŋ gəl[/t]] n. myt Santa Claus • Etymology: alter., by folk etym., of G Christkindl little Christ child =Christ Christ+kind child …   From formal English to slang

  • Kriss Kringle — /kris kring geuhl/. See Santa Claus. [alter., by folk etym., of G Christkindl little Christ child, equiv. to Christ CHRIST + kind CHILD + l dim. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • Kriss Kringle — noun a) Santa Claus. b) A Christmas decoration made from an orange tied around the middle with a red ribbon and a candle inserted …   Wiktionary

  • Kriss Kringle —  Alternative name for Santa Claus …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Kriss Kringle — Santa Claus …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Kriss Kringle — noun (singular) AmE another name for santa claus …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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