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blacklist

noun black·list \ -ˌlist \
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of blacklist

1 : a list of persons who are disapproved of or are to be punished or boycotted
2 : a list of banned or excluded things of disreputable character
  • a domain-name blacklist
  • … helped the government keep marijuana on the blacklist.
  • —Cynthia Cotts

Examples of blacklist in a Sentence

  1. He's on the FBI's blacklist.

  2. The rental company has created a blacklist of bad drivers.

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First Known Use of blacklist

1624

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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blacklist

verb

Definition of blacklist

blacklisted; blacklisting; blacklists
: to put on a blacklist

blacklister

noun

Recent Examples of blacklist from the Web

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First Known Use of blacklist

1702

in the meaning defined above

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BLACKLIST Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of blacklist for English Language Learners

  • : a list of people, organizations, etc., that are disapproved of or that are to be punished or avoided


blacklist

Definition of blacklist for English Language Learners

  • : to say that a person, company, etc., should be avoided or not allowed to do something : to place (someone or something) on a blacklist



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