Definition of warez in English:

warez

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Pronunciation: /wɛːz
 
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noun

Computing , • informal
  • Software that has been illegally copied and made available: if anyone is making money from selling warez, they could be prosecuted [as modifier]: warez sites
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    • 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.

Origin

1990s: respelling of wares.

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