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Definition of mascot noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

mascot

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈmæskɑt//
 
 
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an animal, a toy, etc. that people believe will bring them good luck, or that represents an organization, etc. The team's mascot is a giant bear. the official mascot of the U.S. Marine Corps
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