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EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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 either spiced ham or shoulder of pork and ham[1] but was soon extended to other kinds of canned meat. Hormel spells the trademarked name in all upper case.

The use for unsolicited and unwanted email derives from a Monty Python sketch (Flying Circus, Episode 25). In the 1970 sketch, a group of Vikings in a restaurant repeatedly chant the word "spam". The earliest recorded real-life use for this sense occurs around 1993 which finds reference in an email dated March 31, 1993.

The term appears to have been used earlier in a different sense in relation to "Multi-User Dungeons" (MUDs), a kind of multi-user computer gaming environment before widespread use of the Internet, in the 1980s.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spam (countable and uncountable, plural spams)

  1. (uncountable, rarely countable, computing, Internet) Unsolicited bulk electronic messages.
    Antonym: ham
    • 2013 May 25, “No hiding place”, in The Economist[2], volume 407, number 8837, page 74:
      In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%. That means about $165 billion was spent not on drumming up business, but on annoying people, creating landfill and cluttering spam filters.
    I get far too much spam.
    I received 58 spams yesterday.
  2. (uncountable, computing, Internet) Any undesired electronic content automatically generated for commercial purposes.
  3. A type of tinned meat made mainly from ham.

HyponymsEdit

MeronymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

spam (third-person singular simple present spams, present participle spamming, simple past and past participle spammed)

  1. (intransitive, computing, Internet) To send spam (i.e. unsolicited electronic messages.)
  2. (transitive, computing, Internet) To send spam (i.e. unsolicited electronic messages) to a person or entity.
  3. (transitive, by extension, video games) To use (a spell or ability) rapidly and repeatedly.
    Stop spamming that special attack!
  4. (transitive, intransitive, computing, Internet) To post the same text repeatedly with disruptive effect; to flood.

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “What does the SPAM brand name mean?”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 6 July 2013, archived from the original on 14 October 2013

AnagramsEdit


DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English spam.

NounEdit

spam (genitive spams)

  1. (computing, Internet) Spam.

Etymology 2Edit

See spamme.

VerbEdit

spam

  1. imperative of spamme

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /spɑm/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

spam

  1. first-person singular present indicative of spammen
  2. imperative of spammen

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English spam.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spam m (plural spams)

  1. spam (meat)
  2. (computing, Internet) spam

SynonymsEdit


HungarianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English spam.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spam (plural spamek)

  1. (computing, Internet) spam

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative spam spamek
accusative spamet spameket
dative spamnek spameknek
instrumental spammel spamekkel
causal-final spamért spamekért
translative spammé spamekké
terminative spamig spamekig
essive-formal spamként spamekként
essive-modal
inessive spamben spamekben
superessive spamen spameken
adessive spamnél spameknél
illative spambe spamekbe
sublative spamre spamekre
allative spamhez spamekhez
elative spamből spamekből
delative spamről spamekről
ablative spamtől spamektől
Possessive forms of spam
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. spamem spameim
2nd person sing. spamed spameid
3rd person sing. spame spamei
1st person plural spamünk spameink
2nd person plural spametek spameitek
3rd person plural spamük spameik

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

spam (plural spams)

  1. (computing, Internet) spam

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English spam.

NounEdit

spam m (invariable)

  1. (Internet) spam

Related termsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English spam.

NounEdit

spam m (plural spans)

  1. (computing, Internet) spam

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English spam.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spȃm m inan

  1. (Internet) spam (unwanted messages)

Alternative formsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English spam.

NounEdit

spam m (plural spams)

  1. (computing) spam

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English spam.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [spam]
  • Hyphenation: spam

NounEdit

spam (definite accusative spamı, plural spamlar)

  1. (computing, Internet) spam

Usage notesEdit

As the word starts with two consonants, some Turkish people will have difficulties to spell it correctly. It may be spelled also sıpam.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative spam
Definite accusative spamı
Singular Plural
Nominative spam spamlar
Definite accusative spamı spamları
Dative spama spamlara
Locative spamda spamlarda
Ablative spamdan spamlardan
Genitive spamın spamların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular spamım spamlarım
2nd singular spamın spamların
3rd singular spamı spamları
1st plural spamımız spamlarımız
2nd plural spamınız spamlarınız
3rd plural spamları spamları

SynonymsEdit


VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English spam.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

spam

  1. (computing, Internet) spam