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  • n. Someone who sends spam.
  • n. A spring-loaded mechanical hammer specially adapted to be used in weightlessness (from "space hammer").

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who sends unwanted email (often in bulk)


spam +‎ -er (Wiktionary)



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  • There used to be an 'older comments' link at the bottom, which was useful for people who took a Wordnik week off and then wanted to catch up to what had been going on. Don't think us mere mortals can access comments beyond first page now, as you say.

    January 14, 2013

  • An unusually efficient spammer too, I had to cut my way through a wall of spam to ger here... And who knows what's buried so deep in spam that it's lost forever? (As far as I see, there is no way of seeing older stuff than what's visible on the first page, is that right?)

    January 14, 2013

  • C'mon alex, she's got the hots for your suspension fork.

    January 13, 2013

  • go to hell spammer

    January 13, 2013

  • Some very dodgy research ethics in there, I note.

    November 10, 2008

  • "Spammers are turning a profit despite only getting one response for every 12.5m e-mails they send, finds a study.
    By hijacking a working spam network, US researchers have uncovered some of the economics of being a junk mailer."
    - 'Study shows how spammers cash in', BBC website, 10 Nov 2008.

    November 10, 2008