Crossword clues for boycott
- Political protest of sorts
- Certain protest
- A group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
- Cricketer puts lad to bed, quiet at last
- Refuse to have dealings with
- Refuse to engage with son too much, having caught cold
- Refuse maybe to buy son house — no time
- Black bishop rings Times about Young Conservatives
- Stay away from
- Protest tactic
- Refuse to buy
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Boycott \Boy"cott`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boycotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Boycotting.] [From Captain Boycott, a land agent in Mayo, Ireland, so treated in 1880.] To combine against (a landlord, tradesman, employer, or other person), to withhold social or business relations from him, and to deter others from holding such relations; to subject to a boycott.
Boycott \Boy"cott\, n. The process, fact, or pressure of boycotting; a combining to withhold or prevent dealing or social intercourse with a tradesman, employer, etc.; social and business interdiction for the purpose of coercion.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1880, noun and verb, from Irish Land League ostracism of Capt. Charles C. Boycott (1832-1897), land agent of Lough-Mask in County Mayo, who refused to lower rents for his tenant farmers. Quickly adopted by newspapers in languages as far afield as Japanese (boikotto). The family name is from a place in England.
n. The act of boycotting vb. To abstain, either as an individual or group, from using, buying, or dealing with someone or some organization as an expression of protest.
Boycott may refer to:
- A boycott, an organized ostracism as a means of protest
- Arthur Boycott (1877-1938), British pathologist and naturalist
- Charles Boycott (1832–1897), a British land agent whose ostracism by his local community in Ireland gave rise to the word boycott
- Geoffrey Boycott (born 1940), English cricketer
- Rosie Boycott (born 1951), British journalist
- Boycott, Buckinghamshire, a village in the United Kingdom
- Boycott (1985 film), a 1985 film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
- Boycott (2001 film), a 2001 film directed by Clark Johnson
- Boycott (novel), a 2012 novel by Colin C. Murphy
Boycott is a 1985 Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, set in pre-revolutionary Iran. The film tells the story of a young man named Valeh ( Majid Majidi) who is sentenced to death for his communist tendencies. It is widely believed that the film is based on Makhmalbaf's own experiences. Ardalan Shoja Kaveh starred in the film.
A boycott is an act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country as an expression of protest, usually for social or political reasons. The purpose of a boycott is to inflict some economic loss on the target, or to indicate a moral outrage, to try to compel the target to alter an objectionable behavior.
Sometimes, a boycott can be a form of consumer activism, sometimes called moral purchasing. When a similar practice is legislated by a national government, it is known as a sanction.
Boycott is a 2001 American television film directed by Clark Johnson, and starring Jeffrey Wright as Martin Luther King Jr. The film, based on the book Daybreak of Freedom by Stewart Burns, tells the story of the 1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott. It won a Peabody Award in 2001 "for refusing to allow history to slip into 'the past.'"
Usage examples of "boycott".
But in vain we scraped together every penny we could get, For they fixed us with their boycott, and the plant was seized for debt.
Gulam Nohiuddin has resigned his Honorary Magistrateship, I hope that both these patriots will not consider that they have done their last duty by their acts of renunciation, but I hope they will regard their acts as a prelude to acts of greater purpose and greater energy and I hope they will take in hand the work of educating the electorate in their districts regarding boycott of councils.
Overt Birth Control knowledge had been successfully banned, though this produced no effect in the decline in population, and the Modern State nuclei had been boycotted more effectually there than in any other part of the world.
We have a notable example of this in the boycott which the Typographical Society has proclaimed against The Dawn.
The Dawn office gives whole or partial employment to about ten women, working either on this journal or in the printing business, and the fact that women are earning an honest living in a business hitherto monopolised by men, is the reason why the Typographical Association, and all the affiliated societies it can influence, have resolved to boycott The Dawn.
Without unity with the assimilationist Jews, including the Communists, as well as Gentile anti-Nazis, they could never begin to harm the Nazis either through the boycott or any other way.
Many particular contracts had Hortator mandates written into the fine print, including clauses requiring the users to cooperate with embargoes and boycotts.
At the start of our war and subsequent boycott against Iraq, a few hundred children younger than five were killed each month by respiratory infections, malnutrition, and diarrheal illnesses.
The protest spread overnight to Shanghai, Nanking, Hankow and Canton, with shops closing everywhere as students swept through the streets calling for the boycott.
Shortly after surrender, students at a high school in Mito city at-tracted nationwide attention by boycotting classes and forcing their militaristic principal to resign.
His processing plant in Virginia was nonunion, and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union began an all-out boycott campaign against his chickens.
The members appointed to the NLRB were less sympathetic to labor, the Supreme Court declared sit-downs to be illegal, and state governments were passing laws to hamper strikes, picketing, boycotts.
To my further surprise, his cadres had shown themselves to be remarkably effective, winning a range of battles, either through the courts or through boycotts, organized letter writing, depossession enactments and other direct actions.
Isolated anti-human pogroms had turned into widescale wars of extermination, economic sanctions had turned into galaxywide boycotts, and treaties were signed and broken by alien races with the regularity that had once characterized the race of Man.
In 1990 workers who had been laid off from the Levi Strauss company in San Antonio because the company was moving to Costa Rica called a boycott, organized a hunger strike, and won concessions.