Definition of mascot in English:


Syllabification: mas·cot
Pronunciation: /ˈmasˌkät, -kət


  • A person or thing that is supposed to bring good luck or that is used to symbolize a particular event or organization: the squadron’s mascot was a young lion cub
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    • The event, in which mascots race each other over a series of fences, has been going for three years.
    • Virtually every Native American organization has condemned the use of demeaning images or mascots.
    • The mascots will be teamed up with players according to their height.


late 19th century: from French mascotte, from modern Provençal mascotto, feminine diminutive of masco 'witch'.

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