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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.


vb. (en-past of: boycott)

Usage examples of "boycotted".

Although most people had accepted the fact that Mary Pickford was a twenty-five-year-old woman who still played very young girls, if “Our Mary” had been suspected of having an affair with a thirty-five-year-old married man and father, her—and his—movies would have been boycotted and every church in the land would call for God’s wrath to strike California’s Sodom, and turn to tiny bleak salt pillars all the dolls.

They could of simply boycotted meetings, straight out and without concern for who joined them at it.

Not one Family had boycotted the Jubilee, leaving the assembly without its full complement of votes.

Bad enough that most of the Lower Valley had either given the referendum a "no" answer, or boycotted the whole operation.

Too many boycotted the election, and the Royals know that, know we faked it, but they aren't saying anything.

The shippers had boycotted the new coal heaving gangs, as Lennox had wanted.

If such a large number of citizens boycotted an election in any other country, would we consider the results to be valid?

The inhabitants of Lyttleton Strachey could hardly contain their horror at the abomination that was come into their midst and all, again apart from myself, boycotted the place with a rare unanimity and determination of purpose.