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English definition of “sellout”

sellout

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈsel.aʊt/ us  

sellout noun [C usually singular] (ALL SOLD)

a performance or sports event for which no more tickets are available, because it is so popular: The concert was a sellout.Success and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailuresSelling

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 workers see the union agreement as a sellout.Disloyalty, betrayal and treason
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