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
Kids played in the bounce houses, learned about beach safety or chatted with Splash, the official mascot.
Stanley did win his joust session, besting three other mascots, each representing a different team.
Texas is apparently obsessed with an intense green shade called Park Picnic that has nothing to do with its mascots or flag colors.
West’s team reportedly met with school officials to discuss a potential collaboration, including the rapper’s desire to change the school’s colors and switch its mascot from the Coyotes to the Wolves.
Massachusetts legislators are considering a bill that would ban the use of Native American mascots by public schools.
Flipping off fans is a no-no for any mascot, even the ones who choose to wear pants.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of mascot
French mascotte, from Occitan mascoto, from masco witch, from Medieval Latin masca
First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
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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