Meaning of “totem” in the English Dictionary

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"totem" in British English

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totemnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtəʊ.təm/ us /ˈtoʊ.t̬əm/

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

"totem" in American English

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totemnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtoʊ·t̬əm/

an object that is a symbol for a group of people:

They thought of him as a good-luck totem.

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