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warez (wɛəz, ˈwɛrɛz, ˈwarɛz)
 
n
informal illegally copied computer software which has had its protection codes de-activated
 
[C20: possibly from (soft)ware and influenced by the anglicized pronunciation of Juarez, a Mexican city known for smuggling]

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warez definition

software, legal
/weirz/ A term software pirates use to describe cracked games or applications made available to the Internet, at no cost, usually via FTP or telnet. Often the pirate will make use of a site with lax security.
(1994-11-29)
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