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1. Unsolicited email, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk email.
2. A single piece of such email: "receiving dozens of spams a day" (George Johnson).
tr.v. spammed, spam·ming, spams
1. To send unsolicited email to.
2. To send (a message) indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups.

[From Spam (probably inspired by a comedy routine on the British television series Monty Python's Flying Circus, in which the word is repeated incessantly).]

spam·mer n.


A trademark for a canned meat product consisting primarily of chopped pork pressed into a loaf.


(Telecommunications) the sending of multiple unsolicited e-mails or text messages, usually for marketing purposes


n (Internet) → Spamming nt (sl), → Bombardierung fmit Werbung (inf)
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