walkout

noun
walk·​out | \ ˈwȯk-ˌau̇t How to pronounce walkout (audio) \

Definition of walkout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : the action of leaving a meeting or organization as an expression of disapproval

walk out

verb
walked out; walking out; walks out

Definition of walk out (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to leave suddenly often as an expression of disapproval
2 : to go on strike
walk out on
: to leave in the lurch : abandon, desert

Examples of walkout in a Sentence

Noun Hundreds of workers staged a walkout to protest conditions in the factory. after four weeks of the walkout, management gave in Verb we simply walked out after waiting half an hour for someone to come and serve us the salesclerks walked out upon learning of the second pay cut in six months
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Despite the informational pickets, a spokesman for the Air Line Pilots Association International said there would be no walkout this weekend. David K. Li, NBC News, 30 June 2022 Zoe Schiffer of The Verge has reported thoroughly on this story, and adds that the trans employee resource group is planning a walkout on October 20th. Aman Kidwai, Fortune, 19 Oct. 2021 The trans employee resource group at Netflix is planning a walkout on October 20 to protest both Chappelle's special and statements in support of the comedian by Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, The Verge report said. Ramishah Maruf, CNN, 16 Oct. 2021 Netflix employees are still reportedly planning a walkout for October 20 to protest Sarandos’ statements about The Closer. Angela Watercutter, Wired, 15 Oct. 2021 Members of a trans employee-resource group within Netflix are planning a walkout for October 20 to protest the company’s handling of concerns over transphobic content in Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special, The Closer. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 13 Oct. 2021 Transgender employees and others at Netflix are planning a walkout next in protest of Dave Chappelle’s comedy special, The Closer, which contains jokes at the expense of trans people and LGBTQ people. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 13 Oct. 2021 The schoolmates only began planning the walkout on Sunday, but garnered significant student participation over the span of a few days with the help of social media. Lillian Reed, baltimoresun.com, 15 Sep. 2021 The employees are also planning a walkout on Wednesday in protest of the company's response, the Orange County Register reported. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 28 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of walkout

Noun

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Walkout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkout. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for walkout

walkout

noun
walk·​out | \ ˈwȯk-ˌau̇t How to pronounce walkout (audio) \

Kids Definition of walkout

1 : a labor strike
2 : the act of leaving a meeting or organization to show disapproval

walkout

noun
walk·​out | \ ˈwȯk-ˌau̇t How to pronounce walkout (audio) \

Legal Definition of walkout

1 : strike
2 : the action of leaving a meeting or organization as an expression of disapproval

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