- A blacklist is defined as a list of disapproved people or organizations to be discriminated against in some way.
The Hollywood Ten and other entertainment professionals who were called out by the McCarthy hearings as suspected Communists is an example of a blacklist.
- The definition of blacklist is the act of censuring or discriminating against someone.
Ronald Reagan being put on the Hollywood Blacklist in 1947 was an example of to blacklist.
blacklist definition by Webster's New World
blacklist definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- blackˈlistˌer noun
blacklist - Business Definition
blacklist - Computer Definition
(2) A list of Web sites that are considered off limits or dangerous. A Web site can be placed on a blacklist because it is a fraudulent operation or because it exploits browser vulnerabilities to send spyware and other unwanted software to the user. Contrast with whitelist.
(3) A list of applications that a user is forbidden to run in an organization. Maintained by the system or network administrator, software in the user's computer prevents them from installing or running any program in the blacklist. Contrast with whitelist.
blacklist - Cultural Definition
Concerted action by employers to deny employment to someone suspected of unacceptable opinions or behavior. For example, individual workers suspected of favoring labor unions have often been blacklisted by all the employers in a region.
- During the McCarthy era (see Joseph P. McCarthy) in the 1950s, the careers of many public figures suspected of communist activities were ruined by blacklisting.