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1spam

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
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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

2spam

verb

: to send unwanted e-mail to (someone)

spammedspam·ming

Full Definition of SPAM

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

First Known Use of SPAM

1994

Other Telecommunications Terms

Ethernet, intercept

Spam

trademark

—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
SPAM Defined for Kids

1spam

noun \ˈspam\

Definition of SPAM for Kids

:  e-mail sent to a large number of addresses and usually containing advertising

2spam

verb
spammedspam·ming

Definition of SPAM for Kids

:  to send spam to
spam·mer \ˈspa-mər\ noun

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