Definition of dox in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɒks/
(also doxx)

verb (doxes, doxing, doxed or doxxes, doxxing, 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
More example sentences
  • Perhaps the greatest threat is their contacts with other hackers who are more than willing to dox them.
  • I threw caution to the ether and doxxed myself.
  • I'm disappointed Newsweek decided to dox them.


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

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