mascot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mascot a person or animal that is adopted by a team or other group as a symbolic figure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sugar Bear (the mascot for Golden Crisps cereal) was born in 1963
    • Mascot A person who is supposed to bring good luck to the household to which he or she belongs.
    • Mascot Anything that brings good luck; especially, an animal kept by a group, as a sports team, to serve as a symbol and to bring luck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Planters Peanut Company mascot, Mr. Peanut, was created during a contest for schoolchildren in 1916
    • n mascot A thing supposed to bring good luck to its possessor; a person whose presence is supposed to be a cause of good fortune.
    • mascot Of the nature of a mascot; having luck-bringing qualities; lucky: as, mascot snakes; a mascot dog or goat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Frosted Flakes mascot "Tony the Tiger" has a wife, son (Tony Jr.) and daughter (Antoinette) that were used in early advertising commercials
    • n Mascot mas′kot a luck-penny or talisman: a person whose presence brings good luck.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Through French fr. Pr. mascot, a little sorcerer or magician, mascotto, witchcraft, sorcery
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. mascotte.

Usage

In literature:

The backers of "Mascot", the rival favourite, looked gloomy.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Keep it for a mascot.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
It needed this to complete the resemblance to the deceased mascot of One-Three-One.
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
I'll bet he'd be a mascot for us.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
He must be her mascot.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
Why can't we keep him for the company mascot?
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
Let me introduce you to its mascot.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
Even the freshmen cheered when the mascot appeared hand in hand with the captain.
"Betty Wales Freshman" by Edith K. Dunton
But the Raven mascot was not too preoccupied with his mighty wrath to forget to tip his scout hat to a lady whom he passed.
"Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The gold-piece had proved a mascot after all.
"Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom
I think we're absolute mascots if you ask me.
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
He'll make a dandy camp mascot.
"Under Boy Scout Colors" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
After that episode Company H claimed me and dubbed me their mascot.
"Adventures and Reminiscences of a Volunteer" by George T. Ulmer
I've got it in my knob that she's my mascot.
"The Destroying Angel" by Louis Joseph Vance
Kilmeny, I believe you're going to prove my mascot!
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
We call it our mascot.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915" by Monica M. Stanley
If that ain't being a mascot for Ninety-four I don't know what you will call it.
"An Amateur Fireman" by James Otis
Our black "Scotsman" insisted on staying with us, and so we adopted him as a sort of mascot.
"The Black Watch" by Scout Joe Cassells
It is also the resort of the substitutes, manager, mascot and water cooler.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
We call him 'The School Mascot', because he's brought us such luck.
"The Jolliest Term on Record" by Angela Brazil
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In news:

I'm the KSHE 95 mascot and the biggest rock fan in the universe.
Maryland's Testudo in mascot challenge (Video).
The Capital One Mascot Challenge is upon us, and once again Testudo is in the field of furries competing for the title.
College mascots usually don't play a role in national politics.
Our camera caught Icy the Komet's mascot being questioned by police before the parade.
Trillium Creek chooses owl for school mascot.
Take a look at Wenlock and Mandeville, the London 2012 Olympic mascots, below.
Seattle's Joel McHale reminisces about old Sonics mascot Wheedle .
School Board Says " Yea " To Student Accident Insurance, Mascot.
Yep, there's a new mascot in town, and he's an animated kitchen accessory voiced by Tom Arnold.
The players will be joined by Clutch, the BayHawks' mascot, and members of the front office at Target, 6700 Peach St, at 3:30 p.m.
Ron Leffler, class of 1981, and Laura Ashley, class of 1980, discuss why they are trying to prevent Argo High School's mascot from being changed.
So, the El Paso Diablos' American Association league-mates, the Amarillo Sox, got a new mascot a week ago.
Except that…well, "Lee" the mascot looks like a sock that needs to be thrown back into the wash with a little fabric softener.
Cow mascot stolen from Anderson restaurant.
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