Meaning of “mascot” in the English Dictionary

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"mascot" in British English

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mascotnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmæs.kɒt/ us /ˈmæs.kɑːt/

a person, animal, or object that is believed to bring good luck, or one that represents an organization:

a team mascot
The Olympic Games always have an official mascot.

(Definition of “mascot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mascot" in American English

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mascotnoun [ C ]

us /ˈmæs·kɑt/

a person, animal, or object used as a symbol and believed to bring good luck:

Their team’s mascot is a goat.

(Definition of “mascot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)