- Slang. to publish the private personal information of (another person) or reveal the identity of (an online poster) without the consent of that individual: The professor was doxed by a bitter student who failed her class. Several players doxed the programmer because the final version of the game disappointed them.
Origin of dox
2000–05; alteration of docs, short for documents
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Examples from the Web for dox
Victims of careless ‘dox’ attempts say the consequences are miserable.
It is even worse when online actors “dox”—or publicly release the private information of—the incorrect person.
The dox are all fools, but one: and the pashints are lyres, ivery man Jack.Hard Cash
My private name is Dox, but a King can't be called by his private name; he has to take one that is official.
King Dox thanked Dorothy fervently for getting him the invitation to come to Oz, which he had all his life longed to visit.
Congressional timber was scarce on account of the test oath and the Fourteenth Amendment, so Dox secured a nomination.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama
Walter L. Fleming