sellout

a) An action in which principles are compromised for financial gain.

That rock star used to be hard core, but now hes just a sellout.

b) A person who compromises their principles for financial gain.

The game was a sellout.


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  • sellout — (n.) also sell out, corrupt bargain, 1862 (in Mary Chesnut s diary), from SELL (Cf. sell) (v.) + OUT (Cf. out). Meaning event for which all tickets have been sold is attested from 1923. The verbal phrase sell out prostitute one s ideals or… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sellout — ☆ sellout [sel′out΄ ] n. Informal 1. the act of selling out something or someone 2. an entertainment, lecture, etc. for which all the seats have been sold 3. a person who sells out: see phrase SELL OUT (sense 3) under SELL …   English World dictionary

  • sellout — 1. n. the event of selling all of something. (Advertising.) □ Come to our gigantic sellout of all name brand merchandise! □ This is the sellout of the century. Everything must go. 2. n. a betrayal. (See also sell someone out.) □ Any one of you… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sellout — sell|out [ sel,aut ] noun singular 1. ) a performance, sports event, etc. for which all the tickets are sold: a sellout tour of Europe 2. ) INFORMAL a situation in which someone does something that is the opposite of what they had promised or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sellout — {n.} 1. A betrayal or act of treason. * /The spy s behavior during the Cold War was a classical sellout./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sellout — {n.} 1. A betrayal or act of treason. * /The spy s behavior during the Cold War was a classical sellout./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sellout — (D; intr., tr.) to sellout to (she sold out to her partner) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sellout — noun 1. A betrayal or act of treason. The spy s behavior during the Cold War was a classical sellout …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sellout — /ˈsɛlaʊt/ (say selowt) noun 1. Colloquial a betrayal. 2. a play, show, etc., for which all seats are sold. –adjective 3. of or relating to such a play, show, etc.: a sellout performance. Also, sell out …   Australian English dictionary

  • sellout — / selaυt/ noun ♦ this item has been a sellout all the stock of the item has been sold …   Marketing dictionary in english

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