TIL about Charles Boycott. He rented out land to farmers during the 20th century. Many farmers couldn’t afford to pay him, so many farmers were evicted. Due to this, there were boycotts against him. Those boycotts gave rise to the verb “boycott”, named after the person. The word never existed before

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  1. …..19th Century…..

    He was a land agent ( akin to a property manager now) who rented out land on behalf of his employer, the absentee landlord Lord Erne….

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