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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To protest by refusing to buy a product or to deal with a person, organization, nation, etc.
noun: The practice or an instance of this.
After Charles C. Boycott (1832-1897), an English land agent in Ireland, who was ostracized for refusing to lower rents during a time of poor harvest. Earliest documented use: 1880.
“Despite pressure to boycott state elections, voters in the disputed region of Kashmir are flocking to the polls.”
A Shift in the Mountains; The Economist (London, UK); Dec 10, 2014.
See more usage examples of boycott in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:We can pay our debt to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves. -John Buchan, poet, novelist, and politician (26 Aug 1875-1940)