sellout Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “sellout” in the English Dictionary

"sellout" in British English

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selloutnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈsel.aʊt/

sellout noun [C usually singular] (ALL SOLD)

a ​performance or ​sportsevent for which no more ​tickets are ​available, because it is so ​popular: The ​concert was a sellout.

sellout noun [C usually singular] (BROKEN PROMISE)

disapproving a ​situation in which someone does not do what they have ​promised to do or what they should do: Most of the ​workerssee the ​unionagreement as a sellout.


A sellout ​performance or ​sportsevent has no more ​ticketsavailable, because it is so ​popular: He will ​donate the ​proceeds of one of his sellout ​shows to ​charity.
(Definition of sellout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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selloutnoun [C]

 us   /ˈselˌɑʊt/

sellout noun [C] (SUCCESSFUL SALES)

the ​selling of all the ​tickets to an ​event, or of all ​availableitems: Saturday’s show was a sellout.

sellout noun [C] (MONEY OPPORTUNITY)

the ​act of doing something selfishly for ​money, without ​consideringprinciples or ​damage to ​others: The ​peacedeal was ​praised by some as a ​courageousbreakthrough while ​otherscondemned it as a sellout.
(Definition of sellout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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