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  1. spam
    IPA[spam]
  2. n. noun

    • 1. irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients.

    • 2. unwanted or intrusive advertising on the Internet:

      an autogenerated spam website
    • 3. a canned meat product made mainly from ham.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: spam, plural noun: spams

    • noun

      irrelevant or unsolicited messages sent over the Internet, typically to large numbers of users, for the purposes of advertising, phishing, spreading malware, etc.

      unwanted or intrusive advertising on the Internet:

    • noun

      a piece of software that processes incoming emails so as to prevent spam from reaching a user's inbox:
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