sellout

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noun sell·out \ˈsel-ˌau̇t\

Definition of sellout

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of selling out

  2. 2 :  something sold out; especially :  something (such as a concert or contest) for which all tickets are sold

  3. 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.

1859

First Known Use of sellout

1859


SELLOUT Defined for English Language Learners

sellout

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noun sell·out \ˈsel-ˌau̇t\

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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