Definición de blackball en inglés:

blackball

Saltos de línea: black|ball
Pronunciación: /ˈblakbɔːl
 
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verbo

[with object]
  • Reject (a candidate applying to become a member of a private club), typically by means of a secret ballot: her husband was blackballed when he tried to join the Country Club
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • After all, the intellectual loner who sneers at the affairs of lesser men hardly tallies with the man whose membership application for the club was recently blackballed by four members.
    • He was almost blackballed from the Alpine Club and on one occasion even assaulted.
    • In theory at least, any one of its 148 members could blackball an agreement.
    Sinónimos
    reject, debar, bar, ban, vote against, blacklist, exclude, shut out, leave out in the cold; expel, drum out, oust, cashier, ostracize, repudiate; boycott, snub, shun, spurn, cold-shoulder, give the cold shoulder to; North American disfellowship

Origen

late 18th century: from the practice of registering an adverse vote by placing a black ball in a ballot box.

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