Boycott: A Definition

In the last couple of days, both Nordstrom’s and Neiman Marcus have dropped Ivanka Trump’s jewelry line, which is not what I’m posting about. Both have also released statements saying it’s not because of a boycott, but because of poor sales. What…do they think a boycott is? Something other than people not buying a thing? What is that something?

This message brought to you by my continued insistence that words mean themselves.

boycott = putting male children to bed early so you can spend your time buying jewelry?

boycott = covering for a floatation device when you’re from the northeast and have a really clipped accent (other people would call this a buoy coat)