Blackballing is a rejection in a traditional form of secret ballot, where a white ball
or ballot constitutes a vote in support and a black ball signifies opposition.
In some cases, a single black ball would be enough to deny a membership, while
others required two or more votes to positively refuse a candidate. In those ...
Blackball definition, to vote against (a candidate, applicant, etc.). See more. ... a
black ball placed in a ballot box signifying a negative vote. Origin of blackball
Define blackball: to prevent (someone) from joining a group, club, etc., by voting
against him or her — blackball in a sentence.
Definition of blackball in English: blackball ... Origin. Late 18th century: from the
practice of registering an adverse vote by placing a black ball in a ballot box.
Country club members might initiate a blackball against an eccentric member
who wears tie dyed t-shirts on the golf course, for example. The origin of the word
Jun 14, 2015 ... ORIGIN. This verb, which first appeared in the late 18<sup>th</sup> century, is from ... of
registering an adverse vote by placing a black ball in a ballot box.
blackball. To cosnpire to ruin someones reputation untill they become
unemployable and people refuse to associate with them. After he cancelled that
also black-ball, "to exclude from a club by adverse votes," 1770, from black (adj.)
+ ball (n.1). Black balls of wood or ivory dropped into an urn during secret ...
If you do not pay commission to the director of the committee, he will black ball
you. Origin: The expression is derived from 18th century clubs. New applications