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Meaning of “spam” in the English Dictionary

"spam" in British English

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spamnoun [U]

uk   us   /spæm/
  • spam noun [U] (COMPUTING)

C1 informal disapproving unwantedemail, usually ​advertisements: I get so much spam at ​work.
  • spam noun [U] (FOOD)

trademark a ​type of ​meatsold in ​metalcontainers, made ​mostly from ​pork (= ​meat from a ​pig): spam ​fritters

spamverb [T]

uk   us   /spæm/ (-mm-)
to ​send someone an ​advertisement by ​email that they do not ​want
(Definition of spam from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spam" in American English

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spamnoun [U]

 us   /spæm/
e-mail that is ​sent to a lot of ​people, esp. ​e-mail that is not ​wanted: Some ​Internetservice providers ​block spam to subscribers.
spam
verb [I/T]  us   /spæm/ (-mm-)
He ​denies he's spamming anyone.
(Definition of spam from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"spam" in Business English

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spamnoun [U]

uk   us   /spæm/ IT
emails that are ​sent to ​people who do not want them, especially ​advertisements: Not only is the ​stream of spam ​rising, but an ​increasingshare of the ​messages contain ​viruses. send/receive spam
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spamverb [T]

uk   us   /spæm/ (-mm-) IT
to ​send someone an ​advertisement that they do not want by ​email: He spammed the ​message to 30,000 ​addresses in a week.
(Definition of spam from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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