dox

transitive verb \ ˈdäks \
variants: or doxx

Definition of dox

doxed or doxxed; doxing or doxxing; doxes or doxxes
slang : to publicly identify or publish private information about (someone) especially as a form of punishment or revenge
  • On general principles, I support Internet anonymity and look askance at people's efforts to “out” or “dox” anonymous Web commenters whose views they disagree with, much less for simple sport.
  • —Damon PoeterPC Magazine15 Oct. 2012
  • This isn't the first time the LAPD has been doxxed. In 2011, a group affiliated with the online hackers Anonymous claimed responsibility for posting personal information of more than 40 officers, including their home addresses, campaign contributions, property records, and names of family members after they claimed the LAPD oppressed them by shutting down the Occupy L.A. Movement.
  • —Christine PelisekThe Daily Beast13 Mar. 2013

doxing

or doxxing noun
    • … “doxxing”—the term used for the troll harassment technique of finding and then posting a user's sensitive personal information, including addresses, phone numbers, and even Social Security numbers.
    • —Harry BruiniusThe Christian Science Monitor5 Feb. 2015

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Origin and Etymology of dox

respelling of docs, plural ofdoc (“document”), verbal derivative based on earlier dropping docs, doc-dropping, etc., describing the same act


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