verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM blackballblackballer, noun
Example sentences from the Web for blackball
Haynes did say he thought all the players were “kind of marked,” but none of them were blackballed.Should the Clippers Just Quit? Lessons From 1965’s Football Strike Against Jim Crow|Evan Weiner|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gallery: Blackballed Politicians, Celebrities, and Journalists Fox will undoubtedly go haywire over the dismissal.
The impresario had heard of Verdi, through the fact that the Conservatory had blackballed him.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14|Elbert Hubbard
I have just learned that we were blackballed from the Country Club.The Prairie Child|Arthur Stringer
He had been blackballed at two clubs, but apparently without any defined reason.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
I ain't been bred in the club you hang around—they blackballed me when I tried to get in.Seven Keys to Baldpate|Earl Derr Biggers
Sometimes a man who is blackballed is described as having received too much medicine.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten
British Dictionary definitions for blackball
Word Origin for blackball
Cultural definitions for blackball
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.