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downvote

[ doun-voht ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌvoʊt /
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verb (used with or without object), down·vot·ed, down·vot·ing.

to cast a vote against (an online comment, article, etc.) by clicking on an arrow or other icon, usually affecting the post's rank or position on a website.

noun

such an unfavorable vote.

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Origin of downvote

First recorded in 2005–10; down1 + vote
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