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
The Louisville Water Company will have several stations set up throughout the Zoo with hands-on activities and information and the Louisville Water Company’s mascot Tapper will be making appearances throughout the day.
The upcoming comic series is inspired by the veteran English heavy metal band Iron Maiden’s album catalog and the band’s monster-ish mascot, Eddie.
Each contrada is represented by a mascot (porcupine, unicorn, she-wolf, and so on) and a distinctive flag — colors worn and flown all year long, but omnipresent as the race nears.
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.
Among the attractions available on a daily basis are the mechanical bull, Euro bungee, bounce houses, a petting zoo, face painting, a magic show, story reading and appearances by Curly Hamilton, the festival's new mascot.
Texas is apparently obsessed with an intense green shade called Park Picnic that has nothing to do with its mascots or flag colors.
Students rushed to meet their families, the Stanford Marching Band stormed the stage, and a sweaty mascot Tree erupted into dance.
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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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