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Definition of "sellout" [sellout]

  • The act of selling out. (noun)
  • An event for which all the tickets are sold. (noun)
  • Slang One who has betrayed one's principles or an espoused cause. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sellout" in a sentence
  • "But widespread black support remained elusive, Hutchinson said: "Either you loved him, you identified with him, you saw him as one of your own, as a black performer important to the black community, or you saw him as someone who basically, I don't want to use the term sellout, but ... as a creature and a creation of the white world.""
  • "The term "sellout" is used to denigrate black people who go places in society."
  • "Any Democratic president who seriously tries to govern will rapidly face accusations of being a corporate sellout from a some on the left, regardless of the facts of the situation."
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