mascot
noun Etymology: French mascotte, from Occitan mascoto, from masco witch, from Medieval Latin masca Date: 1881 a person, animal, or object adopted by a group as a symbolic figure especially to bring them good luck <
the team had a mountain lion as their mascot
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  • Mascot — Mascot, TN U.S. Census Designated Place in Tennessee Population (2000): 2119 Housing Units (2000): 934 Land area (2000): 6.953397 sq. miles (18.009215 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.165204 sq. miles (0.427876 sq. km) Total area (2000): 7.118601 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • mascot — [mas′kät΄, mas′kət] n. [Fr mascotte < Prov mascot, dim. of masco, sorcerer (< ?): in pop. use, after La Mascotte (1880), operetta by E. Audran (1840 1901), Fr composer] 1. any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring good luck 2. any… …   English World dictionary

  • Mascot — Mas cot, Mascotte Mas cotte, n. [Through French fr. Pr. mascot a little sorcerer or magician, mascotto witchcraft, sorcery.] 1. A person who is supposed to bring good luck to the household to which he or she belongs. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mascot — Surtout porté dans le Pas de Calais, le nom est à rapprocher de Mascart (voir ce nom) …   Noms de famille

  • mascot — (n.) talisman, charm, 1881, from provincial Fr. mascotte sorcerer s charm, faerie friend, good luck piece (19c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from or related to Prov. mascoto sorcery, fetish (Cf. Narbonnese manuscript, 1233, mascotto procuress,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mascot — ► NOUN ▪ a person, animal, or object that is identified with a person, group, team, etc. and supposed to bring good luck. ORIGIN French mascotte, from Provençal masco witch …   English terms dictionary

  • Mascot — For other uses, see Mascot (disambiguation). Millie, costumed character mascot of the Brampton Arts Council …   Wikipedia

  • Mascot — Der Name Mascot bezeichnet eine britische Automobilmarke (1906–1907), siehe Mascot (Automarke) eine schwedische Automobilmarke (um 1920), siehe Mascot (Cyclecar) Mascot Pictures Corporation, US amerikanisches Filmstudio Mascot (Software), Search… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mascot — 1 Original name in latin Mascot Name in other language Mascot State code AU Continent/City Australia/Sydney longitude 33.93333 latitude 151.2 altitude 8 Population 8518 Date 2012 01 18 2 Original name in latin Mascot Name in other language State… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • mascot — [[t]mæ̱skɒt[/t]] mascots N COUNT: usu with supp A mascot is an animal, toy, or symbol which is associated with a particular organization or event, and which is thought to bring good luck. Our school had a mascot known as Freddy Bird. ...the… …   English dictionary

  • mascot — mas·cot (măs’kŏt′, kət) n. ▸ A person, animal, or object supposed to bring good luck or used as the symbol of an organization, such as a sports team. ╂ [French mascotte, sorcerer s charm, mascot, from Provençal mascoto, sorcery, fetish, from… …   Word Histories

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