Origin of boycott
OTHER WORDS FROM boycottboy·cott·er, nounan·ti·boy·cott, noun, adjectivepro·boy·cott, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH boycottboycott , embargo
Words nearby boycott
How to use boycott in a sentence
The company was the first high-profile advertisers to join the boycott — and now one of the first to announce its return.
It also appears Facebook won’t need to make many of the concessions boycott organizers wanted.
In some cases, publishers have been able to draw a direct connection between the Facebook video ad revenue decline and the advertiser boycott.As advertisers boycott Facebook, publishers see video ad revenue fall in July|Tim Peterson|July 16, 2020|Digiday
Boycott or no boycott the biggest Facebook advertisers were always going to spend less on the platform in 2020.Advertisers were cutting their Facebook ad spending well before the boycott began|Seb Joseph|July 10, 2020|Digiday
When he met with leaders of the boycott, he stuck to familiar talking points.
Unless Cuba sends them back, you might consider following the now lifted embargo with your own personal boycott.
The Black Friday demonstrations were part of a nation wide boycott and mass action to bring awareness to Ferguson.This Week's Riots Are Part of America's Long History of Racial Rage|Sharon Adarlo|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those rumors, in turn, sparked a boycott of enterprises affiliated with the family.
The conservative Christian group mailed out nearly one million cards to supporters calling on them to boycott Disney products.
The 1996 filing (which you can check out here) was, naturally, as silly and frivolous as the boycott push that came before it.
There is hot talk of a boycott to be extended to everything sold or handled by the Hatch syndicate.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
Another common word taken at first from politics, but now used in a general sense, is boycott.Stories That Words Tell Us|Elizabeth O'Neill
That was a secondary boycott, which Mr. Cleveland said ought to be suppressed.Ethics in Service|William Howard Taft
As soon as opposition developed the Ku Klux “freedom of the press” manifested itself in a desire to boycott the newspaper.The Modern Ku Klux Klan|Henry Peck Fry
It is generally used in English as a verb of which the nearest equivalent is another curious verb—to boycott.The Science of Fairy Tales|Edwin Sidney Hartland
British Dictionary definitions for boycott (1 of 2)
Word Origin for boycott
British Dictionary definitions for boycott (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for boycott
The refusal to purchase the products of an individual, corporation, or nation as a way to bring social and political pressure for change.