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Meaning of BOYCOTT

Pronunciation:  'boykât

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
  2. [v]  refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with

BOYCOTT is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Antonyms: buy at, frequent, patronise, patronize, shop, shop at, sponsor
 See Also: dissent, objection, ostracise, ostracize, protest



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Boy"cott`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boycotted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Boycotting}.] [From Captain Boycott, a land agent in
    Mayo, Ireland, so treated in 1880.]
    To combine against (a landlord, tradesman, employer, or other
    person), to withhold social or business relations from him,
    and to deter others from holding such relations; to subject
    to a boycott.
  2. \Boy"cott\, n.
    The process, fact, or pressure of boycotting; a combining to
    withhold or prevent dealing or social intercourse with a
    tradesman, employer, etc.; social and business interdiction
    for the purpose of coercion.
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