dox

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phonetic respelling of docs.

Noun[edit]

dox (plural only)

  1. (slang) Documents, especially information sought by hackers about an individual (address, credit card numbers, etc.).
    • 1995, "J Eric Chard", Will Vinton's Playmation (on newsgroup comp.graphics.animation)
      Why is it that, even after DECADES of carping from Jerry Pournelle, software companies STILL don't hire competent professionals to write their dox?
    • 2002, "X", this is getting old (on newsgroup houston.general)
      its ok, someone emailed me his address, phone #, ss#, the works. seems theres[sic] someone out there that dislikes him more than i do. i cant wait to hear how many people have his dox now. this should be really interesting...
    • 2004, "Andrew D Kirch", Here is something that will work for the rest of us (on newsgroup news.admin.net-abuse.email)
      judging by the lack of the 6 it would appear we have our spammer here, LETS[sic] PULL HIS DOX!

Verb[edit]

dox (third-person singular simple present doxes, present participle doxing, simple past and past participle doxed)

  1. (slang, transitive) To publish the personal information of (an individual) on the Internet.