Spam

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 'spam', 'Spam': [ˈspæm]



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
Spam0  (spam),USA pronunciation  n., v.,  spammed, spam•ming. 
  1. Trademarks, Fooda canned food product consisting esp. of pork formed into a solid block.

n. 
  1. Computing(l.c.) a disruptive message posted on a computer network.

v.t. 
  1. Computing(l.c.) to send spam to.

v.i. 
  1. Computing(l.c.) to send spam.
  • sp(iced) + (h)am; (other defs.) ref. to a comedy routine on Monty Python's Flying Circus, British TV series
  • (def. 1)

Spam0  (spam),USA pronunciation  n., v.,  spammed, spam•ming. 
  1. Trademarks, Fooda canned food product consisting esp. of pork formed into a solid block.

n. 
  1. Computing(l.c.) a disruptive, esp. commercial message posted on a computer network or sent as e-mail.

v.t. 
  1. Computing(l.c.) to send spam to.

v.i. 
  1. Computing(l.c.) to send spam.
spammer, n. 
  • (def. 1) sp(iced) + (h)am; (other defs.) 1990–95; ref. to a comedy routine on Monty Python's Flying Circus, Brit. TV series


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

Spam /spæm/ n
  1. trademark a kind of tinned luncheon meat, made largely from pork



spam /spæm/ slang vb (spams, spamming, spammed)
  1. to send unsolicited electronic mail or text messages simultaneously to a number of e-mail addresses or mobile phones
n
  1. unsolicited electronic mail or text messages sent in this way
Etymology: 20th Century: from the repeated use of the word Spam in a popular sketch from the British television show Monty Python's Flying Circus, first broadcast in 1969

ˈspammer n



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