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mascot Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a person or animal that is adopted by a team or other group as a symbolic figure
WordNet

Mas"cot, Mas"cotte noun (Also<
  • Mascot
  • Mascotte
)
Etymology
Through French fr. Pr. mascot a little sorcerer or magician, mascotto witchcraft, sorcery.
Definitions
  1. A person who is supposed to bring good luck to the household to which he or she belongs; anything that brings good luck.

Webster 1913