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.
- 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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