Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

mascot

play
noun mas·cot \ˈmas-ˌkät also -kət\

Simple Definition of mascot

  • : a person, animal, or object used as a symbol to represent a group (such as a sports team) and to bring good luck

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mascot

  1. :  a person, animal, or object adopted by a group as a symbolic figure especially to bring them good luck <the team had a mountain lion as their mascot>

Examples of mascot in a sentence

  1. The team had a mountain lion as their mascot.

  2. <she wears a mascot made of ebony and silver on a chain around her neck>



Origin and Etymology of mascot

French mascotte, from Occitan mascoto, from masco witch, from Medieval Latin masca


First Known Use: 1881


MASCOT Defined for Kids

mascot

play
noun mas·cot \ˈmas-ˌkät, -kət\

Definition of mascot for Students

  1. :  a person, animal, or object adopted as the symbol of a group (as a school or sports team) and believed to bring good luck





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up mascot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to destroy or remove completely

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

hiemal estival vernal brumal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ