plural nounComputing , informal
Software that has been illegally copied and made available.
- Frequently it is used in warez (illegally copied software), but obviously not limited to that.
- The Business Software Alliance shut down 118 UK warez (pirate software) sites between January and September 2001.
- Usenet sites that exist solely for the swapping of copyrighted movies and software (so-called warez sites) have existed for ten years with nary a peep from the establishment.
1990s: respelling of wares.
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