American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk e-mail.
- v. To send unsolicited e-mail to.
- v. To send (a message) indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups.
- n. uncountable, computing, Internet A collection of unsolicited bulk electronic messages.
- n. uncountable, computing, Internet Any undesired electronic content automatically generated for commercial purposes.
- n. countable, rare, computing, Internet An unsolicited electronic message sent in bulk, usually by email or newsgroups.
- n. Alternative form of SPAM. (tinned meat product)
- v. intransitive, computing, Internet To send spam (i.e. unsolicited electronic messages.)
- v. transitive, computing, Internet To send spam (i.e. unsolicited electronic messages) to a person or entity.
- v. transitive, by extension, video games To relentlessly attack an enemy with (a spell or ability).
- The original sense (canned ham) is a proprietary name registered by Geo. A. Hormel & Co. in U.S., 1937. It is presumed to be a conflation of spiced ham but was soon extended to other kinds of canned meat. (Wiktionary)
- From Spam (probably inspired by a comedy routine on the British television series Monty Python's Flying Circus, in which the word is repeated incessantly). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A: Send a message to Twitter spam watch team at @spam with the suspicious user name.”
“* a reply to @spam like so: @spam this is a spam account: @bigmoney5 and we'll take care of it.”
“13: 19 RT: @JamesRivers @MariSmith No kidding … just found out best practice is to send spam accounts or fake accounts to @spam when you see them rossgoldberg that's terrible! aren't they going to refund your $? melbournegirl I actually have seen that .. what does that say about me?”
“Tailrank was âdesigned with spam prevention in mind. â If Techcrunch was designed with ’spam prevention in mind’ I’m sure you’d have 90% less content”
“Because the term spam is now so universally accepted to describe unwanted email (even Hormel has largely given up on trying to stamp such usage out), it follows that the story of its origins -- complete with the original Monty Python "Spam sketch" -- will live forever in the digital world.”
“Because the term spam is now so universally accepted to describe unwanted email even Hormel has largely given up on trying to stamp such usage out, it follows that the story of its origins -- complete with the original Monty Python "Spam sketch" -- will live forever in the digital world.”
“In response to my gripe about campaign spam from the Bush-Cheney Campaign, I received confirmation that apparently campaign spam is bipartisan this go-around:”
“The term spam has such a negative connotation that I cannot stomach the thought of eating”
“The actual generation and sending of the spam is a very small proportion of the footprint.”
“Sometimes I've gotten myself called spam, which is especially discouraging.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘spam’.
A list of very silly sounding words, as well as words that are fun to say
Annoying, little, things. In a single word.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Buzzwords of our time
things you may fall victim to.
goto things (good)
( randomness, events, situations, nouns )
words meaning bad or not real data
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Words that were well established before they gained special use in computing systems.
Looking for tweets for spam.