Definition of dox in English:

dox

(also doxx)

verb

[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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Perhaps the greatest threat is their contacts with other hackers who are more than willing to dox them.’
    • ‘He ruined lives in his quest to dox a Twitter account parodying him.’
    • ‘I threw caution to the ether and doxxed myself.’
    • ‘None of the trolls have been doxed or banned or even warned.’
    • ‘The posting doxes Moore's personal information, including date of birth, address, phone number, and more.’
    • ‘Either way, none of this will give anonymity back to the users who were effectively doxed.’
    • ‘Who is going to dox these quotes?’
    • ‘I'm disappointed Newsweek decided to dox them.’
    • ‘Do a little searching online and you come across an attempt to dox Aush0k.’

Origin

Early 21st century: alteration of docs, plural of doc (short for document).

Pronunciation

dox

/dɒks/