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  1. spam
    IPA[spam]
  2. 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.

    verb

    • 1. send the same message indiscriminately to (large numbers of recipients) on the Internet.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: spam

    • noun

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

      unwanted or intrusive advertising on the Internet:

    • verb

      send the same message indiscriminately to (a large number of Internet users).
    • noun

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