boycott

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From Charles Boycott, an English evicting land agent in Ireland who was subject to a boycott organized by the Irish Land League in 1880.

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boycott (third-person singular simple present boycotts, present participle boycotting, simple past and past participle boycotted)

  1. To abstain, either as an individual or a group, from using, buying, or dealing with someone or some organization as an expression of protest.

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boycott (plural boycotts)

  1. The act of boycotting.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English boycott.

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boycott m (plural boycotts)

  1. boycott

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