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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Hammer dressed as the school's mascot, Leo the Lion, for the big game.
▪ A paper suggested that, in keeping with the selection of the management team, Mickey Mouse should be adopted as the official mascot.
▪ Also pictured with funnyman Les is Barnardos' best-known bear and official mascot, Barnaby.
▪ Just the kind of marginal folk hero they would go and use as a mascot.
▪ Seemed to make a mascot of him: maybe they liked that country look about him.
▪ Sugarpuss remained the mascot of the brothers and the select group of friends they allowed up the rope.
▪ The legal rave called Woodstock 2, promises to be an event on the scale of it's mascot.
▪ The organising committee has also issued a tender document calling for designs for the mascot of the games.
The Collaborative International 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.

  2. Hence: 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"talisman, charm," 1881, from provincial French mascotte "sorcerer's charm, 'faerie friend,' good luck piece" (19c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from or related to Provençal mascoto "sorcery, fetish" (a Narbonnese manuscript of 1233 has mascotto "procuress, enchantment, bewitchment in gambling"), from masco "witch," from Old Provençal masca, itself of unknown origin, perhaps from Medieval Latin masca "mask, specter, nightmare" (see mask (n.)). Popularized by French composer Edmond Audran's 1880 comic operetta "La Mascotte," about a household "fairy" who gives luck to an Italian peasant, performed in a toned-down translation in England from fall 1881.


n. 1 something thought to bring good luck 2 something, especially a person or animal, used to symbolize a sports team, company, organization or other group


n. a person or animal that is adopted by a team or other group as a symbolic figure

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. miles (18.437091 sq. km)
FIPS code: 46400
Located within: Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
Location: 36.067257 N, 83.754678 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 37806
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Mascot, TN

A mascot is any person, animal, or object thought to bring luck, or anything used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team, society, military unit, or brand name. Mascots are also used as fictional, representative spokespeople for consumer products, such as the rabbit used in advertising and marketing for the General Mills brand of breakfast cereal, Trix.

In the world of sports, mascots are also used for merchandising. Team mascots are often confused with team nicknames. While the two can be interchangeable, they are not always the same. For example, the athletic teams of the University of Alabama are nicknamed the Crimson Tide, while their mascot is an elephant named Big Al. Team mascots may take the form of a logo, person, live animal, inanimate object, or a costumed character, and often appear at team matches and other related events, sports mascots are often used as marketing tools for their teams to children. Since the mid-20th century, costumed characters have provided teams with an opportunity to choose a fantasy creature as their mascot, as is the case with the Philadelphia Phillies' mascot, the Phillie Phanatic.

Costumed mascots are commonplace, and are regularly used as goodwill ambassadors in the community for their team, company, or organization such as the U.S. Forest Service's Smokey Bear.

Mascot (disambiguation)

Mascot is a term for any person, animal, or object thought to bring luck.

Mascot (software)

Mascot is a software search engine that uses mass spectrometry data to identify proteins from peptide sequence databases. Mascot is widely used by research facilities around the world. Mascot uses a probabilistic scoring algorithm for protein identification that was adapted from the MOWSE algorithm. Mascot is freely available to use on the website of Matrix Science 1. A License is required for in-house use where more features can be incorporated.

Mascot (car)

Mascot was a car made by AB Rååverken in Helsingborg around 1920.

Sold both as a kit car and in finished form it was a way of converting a motor cycle to a type of cyclecar. Usually based on an Excelsior two cylinder 16 HP motorcycle (optionally a Harley-Davidson, Reading Standard or Indian) the steering, seat and front wheel were removed and the motorcycle frame was attached to a low weight body that added the "missing" three wheels. The track width was , length about and weight . It was steered via a steering wheel, had pedals for throttle and brakes and a gear stick and was fitted with windscreen, doors, soft top, comfortable seats and a single front light. It seated two persons in tandem.

Usage examples of "mascot".

In the presence of his regiment, drawn up in the Beit-el-Mal, before his trembling bimbashi, whose lips were now pale with terror at the loss of his mascot, Mahommed Seti was drummed out of line, out of his regiment, out of the Beit-el-Mal.

I was surely the only canary who ever had been decorated for distinguished conduct under fire and that any regiment ought to be proud to claim me as a mascot.

Willie Wheelie had been the mascot for Nirvana Tires, who made tires for specialty vehicles.

Now the subject suddenly leaped to such importance that it overshadowed the ball-game which Yale was to play against Princeton, and the coming boat-race at New London, in which the phenomenally popular Inza Burrage was to be the mascot of the Yale crew.

There are still two statues of cartoony breakfast mascots standing guard by the doorway.

Apparently the mascots would eat almost anything, though they preferred dextrorotatory proteins and required certain easily acquirable trace minerals.

Mascots, unlike war dogs, I felt, should not be buried in the Marine Cemetery.

Many of the Guam dogs now have congenital short tails courtesy of their ancestor, the mascot of the 2nd and 3rd War Dog Platoons of the Second World War.

The Romans had too much class to invent animal mascots for their roads.

Once the Harney Armadillos started kicking ass on the basketball court, the local alumnae decided that the school needed an actual mascot, something on the order of the famous San Diego Chicken, only cheaper.

And thinking of Ten-Pound made me think, for a moment, of our barracks mascot back in the old days.

As he saw Trout's little mascot hand he blenched and I whipped forward and grabbed his knife hand with my left and slipped my right under his armpit.

Flying came as naturally to him as it did to the gyrfalcon mascot at the Air Force Academy.

Even the presence of our mascot Oharu in his poncho and derby hat failed to put heart into us.

Besides books, they also sold just about everything you could possibly imagine emblazed with the school logo and mascot, the Van Rensselaer Red Roosters.