mail bomb

[ meyl-bom ]

  1. Also e·mail bomb [ee-meyl] /ˈiˌmeɪl/ . a very large number of emails sent to a single email address or computer network, usually causing a server or system to crash.

verb (used with or without object)
  1. Also mail-bomb . to send a mail bomb to (an email address or computer network).

Origin of mail bomb

First recorded in 1970–75

Words Nearby mail bomb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023