Mascot meaning

măskŏt, -kət
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A distinctive, stylized figure, variously of an animal, character, etc., used to represent a sports team or other organization; often, specif., such a figure portrayed by a costumed person.
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The definition of a mascot is a good luck symbol, especially for a team.

An example of a mascot is Mr. Met for the New York Mets.

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A person, animal, or object supposed to bring good luck or used as the symbol of an organization, such as a sports team.
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Any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring good luck.
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Any person, animal, or thing adopted by a group, esp. by a sports team, as a symbol or for good luck.

The team's mascot is a bear.

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Something thought to bring good luck.

I keep this red stone as a lucky mascot and always put it on my desk in exams.,

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Something, especially a person or animal, used to symbolize a sports team, company, organization or other group.

Tommy the Tyke is the mascot of Barnsley FC.

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Origin of mascot

  • French mascotte sorcerer's charm, mascot from Provençal mascoto sorcery, fetish from masco witch akin to Latin masca specter, witch of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French mascotte from Provençal mascoto meaning sortilege.

    From Wiktionary