warez

/ (wɛəz, ˈwɛrɛz, ˈwarɛz) /

noun

informal illegally copied computer software which has had its protection codes de-activated

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Word Origin for warez

C20: possibly from (soft) ware and influenced by the anglicized pronunciation of Juarez, a Mexican city known for smuggling
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