verb (used with object), spammed, spam·ming.
verb (used without object), spammed, spam·ming.
Origin of Spam
Examples from the Web for spam
Two weeks ago, spam text messages started pinging the mobile phones of Hong Kong residents associated with the protests.
Spam, squirt guns, earthworms, pirate costumes—stuff like that.
Perhaps the most curious dish available for breakfast, listed on the menu as "Everyone's Favorite," is Spam and eggs.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café|Jane & Michael Stern|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“There are plenty of companies that are more than happy to spam and scam customers with bare-minimum products,” McEwen says.
APN will not send you any other content—no spam, no solicitation.
I just done gone miss' a spam whale, and I was kiender mad,—muss ha' bin.The Cruise of the Cachalot|Frank T. Bullen
If it turns out to be spam, you adjust the "spam" histogram accordingly.
You take every word that's in the spam and count how many times it appears.
So you're saying that you think the police should suck as hard as my spam filter?
To the majority, spam means no more than chopped meat in a can.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for spam (1 of 2)
verb spams, spamming or spammed
Word Origin for spam
British Dictionary definitions for spam (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for spam
proprietary name registered by Geo. A. Hormel & Co. in U.S., 1937; probably a conflation of spiced ham. Soon extended to other kinds of canned meat. In the sense of "Internet junk mail" it was coined by Usenet users after March 31, 1993, when Usenet administrator Richard Depew inadvertently posted the same message 200 times to a discussion group. The term had been used in online text games, and it was from the comedy routine in British TV show "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (beloved by many intellectual geeks) where a restaurant's menu items all devolve into spam.
Culture definitions for spam
Unsolicited, undesired e-mail. Also used as a verb. Spam is the e-mail version of junk mail.