a canned food product consisting especially of pork formed into a solid block.
(lowercase) disruptive messages, especially commercial messages posted on a computer network or sent as e-mail.
verb (used with object), spammed, spamming.
(lowercase) to send spam to.
verb (used without object), spammed, spamming.
(lowercase) to send spam.

(def. 1) sp(iced) + (h)am; (other defs.) 1990–95; referring to a comedy routine on Monty Python's Flying Circus, British TV series Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
spam (spæm)
vb , spams, spamming, spammed
1.  to send unsolicited electronic mail or text messages simultaneously to a number of e-mail addresses or mobile phones
2.  unsolicited electronic mail or text messages sent in this way
[C20: from the repeated use of the word Spam in a popular sketch from the British television show Monty Python's Flying Circus, first broadcast in 1969]

Spam (spæm)
trademark a kind of tinned luncheon meat, made largely from pork

spamming (ˈspæmɪŋ)
the sending of multiple unsolicited e-mails or text messages, usually for marketing purposes

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Word Origin & History

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" where a restaurant's menu items all devolve into spam.
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Cultural Dictionary

spam definition

Unsolicited, undesired e-mail. Also used as a verb. Spam is the e-mail version of junk mail.

Note: The name comes from a Monty Python comedy skit about a restaurant that served only Spam.
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Computing Dictionary

spamming definition


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Example sentences
Try to stay on topic next time and stop spamming my blog.
At the same time, spamming our students with emails from every club and
  organization on campus is not helpful either.
It has been activated only once, to perform a relatively mundane spamming
  operation-enough to demonstrate that it is not benign.
But you keep spamming this place with your propaganda.
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