Meaning of ecotage in English:


Pronunciation /ˈiːkətɑːʒ/ /ˈɛːkətɑːʒ/


mass noun
  • Sabotage carried out for ecological reasons.

    ‘The media coined the phrase ‘eco-terrorism,’ but some activists prefer ‘ecotage’ (a variation on sabotage) or ‘direct action.’’
    • ‘With dozens of cases of ‘ecotage’ amounting to tens of millions of dollars in damages, the FBI has publicly denounced the ELF as ‘the nation's most dangerous domestic terror organisation.’’
    • ‘When he hears about an act of ecotage - a firebombing or fur protest, for instance - he'll call up the victimized company or local police agency and let them know he has information that might prove useful.’
    • ‘As ecotage, this is far more cold and calculating than the Merry Pranksterish ethos of Clausen's dread nemesis, Earth First!’
    wrecking, deliberate damage, vandalism, destruction, obstruction, disruption, crippling, impairment, incapacitation


1970s blend of ecological (see ecology) and sabotage.