mascot


mas·cot

noun \ˈmas-ˌkät also -kət\

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

Full Definition of MASCOT

:  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

  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 of MASCOT

French mascotte, from Occitan mascoto, from masco witch, from Medieval Latin masca
First Known Use: 1881

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