noun \ˈspam\

: e-mail that is not wanted : e-mail that is sent to large numbers of people and that consists mostly of advertising

Full Definition of SPAM

:  unsolicited usually commercial e-mail sent to a large number of addresses

Origin of SPAM

from a skit on the British television series Monty Python's Flying Circus in which chanting of the word Spam overrides the other dialogue
First Known Use: 1994

Other Telecommunications Terms

Ethernet, intercept



: to send unwanted e-mail to (someone)


Full Definition of SPAM

transitive verb
:  to send spam to
intransitive verb
:  to send spam
spam·mer noun

First Known Use of SPAM


Other Telecommunications Terms

Ethernet, intercept



—used for a type of meat that is sold in cans

Full Definition of SPAM

—used for a canned meat product

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel


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