Definition of mascot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmæskət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæskɑːt//
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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 swan. Fuleco—the official mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Wordfinderamulet, charm, coincidence, fate, fortune, jinx, luck, mascot, superstition, talisman Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French mascotte, from modern Provençal mascotto, feminine diminutive of masco ‘witch’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mascot