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boycott

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verb boy·cott \ˈbȯi-ˌkät\

Simple Definition of boycott

  • : to refuse to buy, use, or participate in (something) as a way of protesting : to stop using the goods or services of (a company, country, etc.) until changes are made

Full Definition of boycott

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to engage in a concerted refusal to have dealings with (as a person, store, or organization) usually to express disapproval or to force acceptance of certain conditions

boycott noun
boy·cott·er noun

Examples of boycott

  1. plans to boycott American products

  2. They boycotted the city's bus system.

  3. We boycotted companies that were polluting the environment.



Origin of boycott

Charles C. Boycott †1897 English land agent in Ireland who was ostracized for refusing to reduce rents


First Known Use: 1880


BOYCOTT Defined for Kids

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boycott

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verb boy·cott \ˈbȯi-ˌkät\

Definition of boycott

boy·cot·tedboy·cot·ting

  1. :  to join with others in refusing to deal with someone (as a person, organization, or country) as a way of protesting or forcing changes




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boycott

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noun boy·cott

Definition of boycott

  1. :  the process or an instance of joining with others in refusing to deal with someone (as a person, organization, or country) as a way of protesting or forcing changes





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