Gallery: blackballed Politicians, Celebrities, and Journalists Fox will undoubtedly go haywire over the dismissal.
Haynes did say he thought all the players were “kind of marked,” but none of them were blackballed.
I have just learned that we were blackballed from the Country Club.
It was towards the end of winter that Jim created a commotion which was nearly the cause of his being “blackballed.”
It was known that Major Appleby Cartwright had blackballed him.
He's one of those homœopathic Johnnies, and would be blackballed on societies of which I'm a vice-president.
The impresario had heard of Verdi, through the fact that the Conservatory had blackballed him.
The three who had been blackballed sat sulking on the ground with their backs toward him.
To be blackballed like that, I remembered, was to be proclaimed not a gentleman.
If an applicant is blackballed once, his friends should not persist in introducing his name again.
A rejection of an applicant's membership in a private organization, such as a club or fraternity. The term is derived from the traditional practice of members voting anonymously on admitting new members, using either a white marble (acceptance) or a black marble (denial). Acceptance must be unanimous; therefore, one black marble in the ballot box is enough to keep the applicant out of the organization.
Note: The term is now applied generally to efforts — especially unreasonable or vengeful actions — to keep a people or groups out of organizations they wish to join.
To punish someone by denial of work, boycotting of products, etc •Both terms come fr the 1700s and meant ''to ostracize''; the modern specialized sense appears to have developed in the labor troubles of the 1890s: Some members of the Twilight Zone movie crew say they are being blackballed