Definition of mascot in English:

mascot

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

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.

Origin

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

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