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Definition of spam verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

spam

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//spæm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spæm//
 
[transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they spam
BrE BrE//spæm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//spæm//
 
he / she / it spams past simple spammed past participle spammed -ing form spamming
 
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to send the same message to large numbers of Internet users who have not requested the information The criminal gang were spamming phishing emails. Some idiot has been spamming my blog with comments. Word Origin 1930s: apparently from sp(iced h)am. The Internet sense appears to derive from a sketch by the British “Monty Python” comedy group, set in a cafe in which every item on the menu includes spam.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spam

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