1. An agreement usually among a particular segment of the population to reduce or stop the use and purchase of certain products or activities.
2. An unfair trade practice which occurs when someone in the insurance business refuses to have business dealings with another until he or she complies with certain conditions or concessions.
The fish n chip shop refused to decrease the price of fish so the customers boycotted them.
a Catholic priest's favorite place to sleep.
Father Cahill had a boycott in the rectory and slept like a baby. Meow!
Word originated in County Mayo, Ireland where an English absentee landlord called Captain Boycott expected his tenants to harvest his crops as part of their rent. The tenants refused to deal with him and the word boycott was added to the English language. The landlord and his family were totally ignnored and their crops rotted without harvesting.
Similar to the term "sent to Coventry".