What is the meaning of the word 'boycott'?
To boycott something means to protest against it. Here's the official definition according to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language:
"To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion."
A boycott is to refuse to buy items from a particular country, company or organization. A boycott is a group refusal to deal commercially with a certain organization (that organization might be a country). A boycott usually is a manifestation of a protest against the organization's policies. If you ask me for an example of a boycott, I might say "I am not going to tell you and I will encourage others not to tell…
Boycott is a word that originally came from Captain Charles Boycott. He was a land agent and when his tenants suffered form a poor harvest he reduced the rent. The tenants demanded a bigger reduction and he refused and then tried to evict them. However, a local proposal stated that if this happened then those taking over the farms should shun them. However, this was applied to Boycott and he was isolated and no one…
Swadeshi refers to manufactured goods made in India from materials that have been produced in India. A political movement in British India that encouraged domestic production and the boycott of foreign goods, especially British, as a step towards home rule. Boycott meaning, therefore, stopping buying goods from a certain country. In this case Britain
Disappointed in the business practices of Wal-Mart she decided that she would boycott the business by abstaining from making any purchases there as a way of peaceful protest . I am so angry at what BP did to the Gulf of Mexico, I am going to boycott all of their gas stations and other businesses to protest their negligence and lack of concern for wildlife and human life.
The word derives from Captain Charles Boycott an Irish Land Agent for the Earl Erne. He evicted tenants from the land when they complained that the farm rents were too high. His workers stopped work, refused to leave the farms, businessmen stopped trading with him and the local postman refused to deliver his mail. Dated in 1880