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Alternative forms[edit]


From sell +‎ out.


sellout ‎(plural sellouts)

  1. An action in which principles are compromised for financial gain.
  2. A person who compromises his or her principles for financial gain.
    The rock star used to be hardcore, but now he's just a sellout.
  3. The selling of an entire stock of something, especially tickets for an entertainment or sports event.
    The game was a sellout.





From Middle Breton sellet (in the Catholicon).



  1. (transitive) to watch
  2. (intransitive, followed by ouzh) to look at


Personal forms
Indicative Conditional Imperative
Present Imperfect Preterite Future Present Imperfect
1s sellan sellen sellis sellin sellfen selljen -
2s sellez selles selljout selli sellfes selljes sell
3s sell selle sellas sello sellfe sellje sellet
1p sellomp sellemp selljomp sellimp sellfemp selljemp sellomp
2p sellit sellec'h selljoc'h sellot sellfec'h selljec'h sellit
3p sellont sellent selljont sellint sellfent selljent sellent
0 seller selled selljod sellor sellfed selljed -
Impersonal forms Mutated forms
Infinitive: sellout
Present participle: o sellout
Past particple: sellet (auxiliary verb: kaout)
Soft mutation after a: a sell-
Mixed mutation after e: e sell-
Soft mutation after ne/na: ne/na sell-

Usage note[edit]

This verb may be used with the preposition ouzh or not (ex: emaon o sellout ouzh an tele or emaon o sellout an tele both mean I'm watching the tv). However, when used without ouzh, the verb sellout may take the meaning of to see. The verb to see in Breton is usually gwelet.