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shovelware Syllabification: shov·el·ware
Pronunciation: /ˈSHəvəlwer/

Definition of shovelware in English:


Software or online content that has been added to a CD or placed on the Internet without having been altered so as to suit the new medium.
Example sentences
  • All stories in the Oklahoman are automatically included through computer software called shovelware.
  • All of the candidates' sites provided important collateral materials - biographies, press releases, schedules, shovelware.
  • You don't want to ship shovelware and want to stay back to finish what you started


1980s: from the notion of ‘shoveling’ the information onto a CD or the Internet indiscriminately.

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