warez

/ (wɛəz, ˈwɛrɛz, ˈwarɛz) /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. warehouseman,
  2. warehouser,
  3. warehousing,
  4. wareroom,
  5. wares,
  6. warf,
  7. warfare,
  8. warfarin,
  9. warfarin sodium,
  10. warfield

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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