Definitions

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  • n. The opposite of a boycott: deliberately purchasing a company's or a country's products in support of their policies, or to counter a boycott.
  • v. To support (a company, country, etc.) by buying its products.

Etymologies

Blend of buy and boycott (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • “… a way of more effectively responding to businesses whose practices are objectionable. Don’t simply not give them your money, which doesn’t have much effect because those businesses have little way of measuring what it is they lost, because they never know what they lost. Instead, almost give them your money, and then cancel your transaction and state explicitly your reason for canceling.�?
    — Dan Waber, Buycott instead of Boycott (2008) Free Idea Factory.

    June 7, 2008