The Russian-vodka boycott movement was sparked by sex columnist and gay advocate Dan Savage in a blog post on July 24.
A boycott of Food Network was called for when the network dropped her.
Palestinian civil society has called for boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.
1880, noun and verb, from Irish Land League ostracism of Capt. Charles C. Boycott (1832-1897), land agent of Lough-Mask in County Mayo, who refused to lower rents for his tenant farmers. Quickly adopted by newspapers in languages as far afield as Japanese (boikotto). The family name is from a place in England.
The refusal to purchase the products of an individual, corporation, or nation as a way to bring social and political pressure for change.