spam

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  • (proprietary name): SPAM

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
spam

Plural
spams

  1. (uncountable) (internet) Spam refers to random messages on the Internet. If you receive many messages that advertise things or were sent without you asking for them, you are getting spam.
    There are many online computer programs that send spam to users.
  2. (countable) (rare) (internet) A spam is a single random message. A single occurrence of spam.
    He received 65 spams to his e-mail account yesterday.
  3. (proprietary name) Other spelling of SPAM.

Verb[change]

Plain form
spam

Third-person singular
spams

Past tense
spammed

Past participle
spammed

Present participle
spamming

  1. (transitive) (internet) If you spam someone, you send many random electronic messages (spam) to that person.
    I hate it when people spam my forum.
  2. (intransitive) (internet) If you spam, you send spam.
    I don't like the guy who spams people every day.