Definition of Blackballing

1. Verb. (present participle of blackball) ¹



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Definition of Blackballing

1. blackball [v] - See also: blackball

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blackballing

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black widows
black willow
black woodpecker
black woodpeckers
blackamoor
blackamoors
blackamore
blackaviced
blackavised
blackback
blackback flounder
blackbacks
blackball
blackballed
blackballing (current term)
blackband
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blackbeetle
blackberries
blackberry
blackberry-lily
blackberry bush
blackberrying
blackberrylike
blackbird
blackbirded
blackbirder
blackbirders

Literary usage of Blackballing

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1. Club Makers and Club Members by Thomas Hay Sweet Escott (1914)
"... the original resort for Irish MP's—blackballing extraordinary and a secession—The Kildare Street Club—The stronghold of Union oppositionists—Nineteenth ..."

2. Middle Temple Table Talk: With Some Talk about the Table Itself by William George Thorpe (1895)
"... don't count"—Love your enemies, and even drink 'em—" Oceans o' moock "—The rise of WH Smith—His blackballing at the Reform—On pilling generally—The ..."

3. Report of the Trial by Jury in the Counter Actions of Defamation and Damages by John Kingan (1828)
"This was on the Tuesday after the blackballing, which was on Friday. ... Witness heard of the blackballing. He had conversed with Mr Kingan about the ..."

4. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1912)
"It is interesting, however, to note that President Bowen of the Bricklayers' and Masons' International Union at this time characterized blackballing as " an ..."

5. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by United States Congress, Thomas Hart Benton (1861)
"... and if there has been blackballing by tho decision of the committee, there will be nothing more than the wiping off of that blackballing by the decision ..."

6. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1867)
"But before this time a blackballing had been done upon an applicant, which was the beginning of the end; the club staggered and reeled under the ..."

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