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
: 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
Examples of boycott
plans to boycott American products
They boycotted the city's bus system.
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
Rhymes with boycott
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BOYCOTT Defined for Kids
Definition of boycott
: to join with others in refusing to deal with someone (as a person, organization, or country) as a way of protesting or forcing changes
Definition of boycott
: 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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