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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 available items: Saturday’s show was a sellout.
  • sellout noun [C] (MONEY OPPORTUNITY)

the act of doing something selfishly for money, without considering principles or damage to others: The peace deal was praised by some as a courageous breakthrough while others condemned it as a sellout.
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selloutnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈsel.aʊt/ us   /ˈsel.aʊt/
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.

selloutadjective

/ˈsel.aʊt/ /ˈsel.aʊt/
(Definition of sellout from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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