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English definition of “spam”

spam

noun [U] uk   /spæm/ us  

spam noun [U] (COMPUTING)

C1 informal disapproving unwanted email, usually advertisements: I get so much spam at work.Internet terminology and abbreviations

spam noun [U] (FOOD)

trademark a type of meat sold in metal containers, made mostly from pork (= meat from a pig): spam frittersSausages, burgers and stuffings

spam

verb [T] uk   /spæm/ (-mm-) us  
to send someone an advertisement by email that they do not wantInternet terminology and abbreviations
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