Definition of mascot
- the team had a mountain lion as their mascot
The team had a mountain lion as their mascot.
she wears a mascot made of ebony and silver on a chain around her neck
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First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
: a person, animal, or object used as a symbol to represent a group (such as a sports team) and to bring good luck
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