sellout

noun sell·out \ ˈsel-ˌau̇t \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of sellout

1 : the act or an instance of selling out
2 : something sold out; especially : something (such as a concert or contest) for which all tickets are sold
3 : one who sells out

Examples of sellout in a Sentence

  1. The concert was a sellout.

  2. The union sees the deal as a sellout.

  3. Angry fans called him a sellout when he started appearing in television commercials.

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First Known Use of sellout

1859


sell out

verb

Definition of sell out

transitive verb
1 : to sell the goods of (a debtor) in order to satisfy creditors
2 : to sell security or commodity holdings of usually to satisfy an uncovered margin
3 a : to sell all the available tickets for
  • sold out the concert
b : to sell all of
  • the merchandise was quickly sold out
intransitive verb
1 : to dispose of one's goods by sale; especially : to sell one's business
2 : to betray one's cause or associates especially for personal gain
3 : to be or achieve a sellout

Examples of sell out in a Sentence

  1. the band sold out its faithful followers, abandoning its edgy style for a more commercial sound

Recent Examples of sell out from the Web

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First Known Use of sell out

1796


SELLOUT Defined for English Language Learners

sellout

noun

Definition of sellout for English Language Learners

  • : a game, concert, etc., for which all seats are sold

  • : an occurrence in which you do something that does not agree with your beliefs, values, etc., especially in order to make money

  • : someone who does something that does not agree with that person's beliefs or values especially in order to make money



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