Meaning of “Spam” in the English Dictionary

"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 Internet service providers block spam to subscribers.
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 /spæm/ us IT

emails that are sent to people who do not want them, especially advertisements:

Not only is the stream of spam rising, but an increasing share of the messages contain viruses.
send/receive spam


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spamverb [ T ]

uk /spæm/ us -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)