Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “shovelware”

shovelware

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈʃʌvəlweər/ disapproving
E-COMMERCE information that is put onto a website or CD-ROM without being checked or changed to make sure that it is suitable or useful: Any CD that promises 10,000 "professional fonts" for $3 is shovelware.
IT software that is put onto a computer that is not necessary or useful: Hardware vendors tend to dump a lot of shovelware on packaged PCs.
(Definition of shovelware from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of shovelware?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

sling

to throw or drop something carelessly

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More