Origin of sellout
Examples from the Web for sellout
But if you live on tea party planet, Boehner has been a sellout.
The contention was that a sellout was taking place led by, of all people, Richard Nixon, who originally exposed Alger Hiss.The End of the Illusion: America Finally Learns Its Limits|Jacob Heilbrunn|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ideological polarization, however, eviscerates the center by treating compromise as a sellout.The Bill Clinton and DLC Model For Reinventing the Republican Party|Will Marshall|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It also requires that liberals think differently about politics and not interpret every Obama shortcoming as some kind of sellout.
If he chose to team up with the administration, some in the party would deem him a sellout.Mitt Romney Faces Narrow Window as He Lunches With President Obama|Howard Kurtz|November 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Word Origin and History for sellout
also sell-out, "corrupt bargain," 1862 (in Mary Chesnut's diary), from the verbal phrase (at that time often meaning "dispose of one's interests" in a company, etc.), from sell (v.) + out (adv.). Meaning "event for which all tickets have been sold" is attested from 1923. The verbal phrase sell out "prostitute one's ideals or talents" is attested from 1888.