One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verbdoxxes, doxed, doxes, doxxing, doxing, doxxed[with object]informal
Search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.‘hackers and online vigilantes routinely dox both public and private figures’
- ‘None of the trolls have been doxed or banned or even warned.’
- ‘Perhaps the greatest threat is their contacts with other hackers who are more than willing to dox them.’
- ‘Who is going to dox these quotes?’
- ‘I threw caution to the ether and doxxed myself.’
- ‘Either way, none of this will give anonymity back to the users who were effectively doxed.’
- ‘Some rival hackers had "doxed" him, posting a detailed dossier of his family, including their home address and the name of the college his sister attended.’
- ‘He ruined lives in his quest to dox a Twitter account parodying him.’
- ‘The posting doxes Moore's personal information, including date of birth, address, phone number, and more.’
- ‘I'm disappointed Newsweek decided to dox them.’
- ‘Do a little searching online and you come across an attempt to dox Aush0k.’
Early 21st century: alteration of docs, plural of doc (short for document).
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