mascot

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English[edit]

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A mascot (1).
A mascot (2).

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French mascotte, from Occitan mascòta (sortilege), feminine diminutive of masca (witch), from Old Occitan masca, from Medieval Latin masca (specter, nightmare). More at mask.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmæsˌkɒt/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæsˌkɑːt/

Noun[edit]

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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