Christmas box

noun
a present given at Christmas for services during the year
Hypernyms:

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Christmas box noun
1. A box containing Christmas presents
2. A Christmas gift, often of money, to tradesmen, etc
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Main Entry:Christmas

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Christmas box UK US noun [countable] [singular Christmas box plural Christmas boxes] british
a small present or amount of money given at Christmas to someone who delivers things to your house such as the postman
Thesaurus: presents and giftssynonym relating to or connected with the christmas periodhypernym general words meaning to givesynonym

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Christmas box,
British. defn>(originally) a box used at Christmas for the presents of money to apprentices, servants, porters, and other helpers.
1. a tip given at Christmas to a servant or employee, or to public servants such as a letter carrier or policeman.
2. a) a Christmas present. b) a box of presents at Christmas.

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ˈChristmas box [Christmas box] noun (BrE, old-fashioned)
a small gift, usually of money, given at Christmas to sb who provides a service during the year, for example a ↑postman

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Christmas box — Christmas Christ mas, n. [Christ + mass.] An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular church service, and also by special gifts, greetings, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Christmas box — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a present given at Christmas to tradespeople and employees …   English terms dictionary

  • Christmas-box — (engl., spr. krißmäs bocks), Weihnachtsgeschenk; Boxing day (spr. dē), der zweite Weihnachtsfeiertag als Geschenktag …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Christmas box — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Christmas box : singular Christmas box plural Christmas boxes British a small present or amount of money given at Christmas to someone who delivers things to your house such as the postman …   English dictionary

  • Christmas box — /ˈkrɪsməs bɒks/ (say krismuhs boks) noun 1. British a gift of money, traditionally given at Christmas to people who provide services, such as milk delivery, garbage collection, etc. 2. a Christmas present. –phrase 3. no hide no Christmas box,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Christmas box — noun A bonus or gift given to an employee by an employer at Christmas; traditionally on Boxing Day …   Wiktionary

  • christmas box — n. present given at Christmas …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Christmas box — noun Brit. a present given at Christmas to tradespeople and employees …   English new terms dictionary

  • Christmas-box — …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Christmas Box — (ISBN 9781566840286) is an American book written by Richard Paul Evans and self published in 1993. A Christmas story written for his children, the book sold by word of mouth with such success that it soon got the attention of the big publishing… …   Wikipedia

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