To boycott a newspaper.
Boycott a business; boycott merchants; boycott buses; boycott an election.
An example of to boycott is to not buy paper that isn’t made from recycled paper.
An example of a boycott is not buying paper products made with rainforest wood to protest deforestation.
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Origin of boycott
- After Charles C. Boycott (1832–1897), English land agent in Ireland
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott, an English evicting land agent in Ireland who was subject to a boycott organized by the Irish Land League in 1880.