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spam

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noun \ˈspam\

Definition of spam

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

Origin and Etymology 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: 1990

Other Telecommunications Terms


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spam

verb

Definition of spam

spammed

;

spamming

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to send spam to

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to send spam

spammer

noun

1994

First Known Use of spam

1994

Other Telecommunications Terms


Spam

trademark

Definition of Spam

  1. —used for a canned meat product



SPAM Defined for English Language Learners

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spam

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noun \ˈspam\

Definition of spam for English Language Learners

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


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spam

verb

Definition of spam for English Language Learners

  • : to send unwanted e-mail to (someone)


Spam

trademark

Definition of Spam for English Language Learners

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


SPAM Defined for Kids

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spam

play
noun \ˈspam\

Definition of spam for Students

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


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spam

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verb

Definition of spam for Students

spammed

;

spamming

  1. :  to send spam to

spammer

\ˈspa-mər\ noun


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