制 dǐ zhì
boycott 抵制 dǐ zhì
is to refuse to buy (or participate) with the purpose of
protesting, or causing a change. The word originated from the
name of an Englishman 英国人 yīng guó rén, Charles C. Boycott,
who worked as an estate agent / manager in Ireland 爱
尔兰 ài'ěrlán. Charles was shunned (boycotted)
by the community for not agreeing to reduce the rent. The
surname Boycott is said to have originated from the words: "boy's" (boia's) and "cot".
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