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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kris-muh s]
    • /ˈkrɪs məs/
    • /ˈkrɪs.məs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kris-muh s]
    • /ˈkrɪs məs/

Definitions of christmas word

  • variable noun christmas Christmas is a Christian festival when the birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated. Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December. 3
  • variable noun christmas Christmas is the period of several days around and including Christmas Day. 3
  • noun christmas the annual commemoration by Christians of the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec 25 3
  • noun christmas Dec 25, observed as a day of secular celebrations when gifts and greetings are exchanged 3
  • noun christmas (as modifier) 3
  • noun christmas (in England, Wales, and Ireland) Dec 25, one of the four quarter days 3

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Origin of christmas

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
before 1150; Middle English cristmasse; Old English Cristes mǣsse Mass of Christ

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Christmas


christmas popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

christmas usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for christmas

noun christmas

  • yule — Christmas, or the Christmas season.
  • yuletide — the Christmas season.
  • noel — the Christmas season; yuletide.
  • christmastide — the festival season from Christmas to after New Year's Day.
  • christmas eve — Christmas Eve is the 24th of December, the day before Christmas Day.

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