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
Recent Examples of mascot from the Web
Soon after, the frog was retired in favor of The Times-Democrat's duck mascot.
The last thing a mascot needs is his buddy trying to sabotage a performance.
Lee points out that some like former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton used Hamilton as a mascot, backing that with lyrics from the musical.
Principal Carol Lesser says Gunther has become something of a goodwill mascot for everyone at school, including her.
Expect plush toys in the gift shop, and, in addition to his special octopus hat and suit, Murakami has even created a mascot for the show.
The Mr. Met mascot was at the ballpark, greeting fans and shooting T-shirts into the stands.
Each graduate crossed the stage to receive their diploma, and then the class gathered outside the school's front entrance to pose for pictures with family and friends or in front of the statue of the school's mascot, the ram.
Burger King has asked the people of Belgium to choose between the country’s King Philippe and the company’s mascot.
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Origin and Etymology of mascot
French mascotte, from Occitan mascoto, from masco witch, from Medieval Latin masca
First Known Use: 1881
MASCOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mascot for English Language Learners
: a person, animal, or object used as a symbol to represent a group (such as a sports team) and to bring good luck
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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