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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Charles Boycott (1832-97), English official in Ireland who refused to reduce rents, so the local people refused to do any business with him

boycott

1 verb
     
boy‧cott1 [transitive]
to refuse to buy something, use something, or take part in something as a way of protesting:
We boycott all products tested on animals.

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