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Saint Nick [or] St. Nick

 
pronunciation:
seInt nIk
part of speech: noun
definition: (informal) shortened form of "Saint Nicholas," in North American folklore, a chubby, jolly, bearded old fellow who embodies the charitable spirit of Christmas. He wears a red suit, lives at the North Pole, and brings children presents at Christmas; Santa Claus.
The children looked in their Christmas stockings to see what St. Nick had brought them.