mascot

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Etymology[edit]

From French mascotte, from Provençal mascotto (sortilege), feminine diminutive of masco (witch), from Old Provençal masca, from Medieval Latin masca (specter, nightmare); see mask for more.

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mascot (plural mascots)

  1. something thought to bring good luck
    I keep this red stone as a lucky mascot and always put it on my desk in exams.,
  2. something, especially a person or animal, used to symbolize a sports team, company, organization or other group
    Tommy the Tyke is the mascot of Barnsley FC.

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