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
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 in a sentence
The team had a mountain lion as their mascot.
<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
Definition of mascot for Students
: a person, animal, or object adopted as the symbol of a group (as a school or sports team) and believed to bring good luck
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