cyberstalking

or cy·ber stalk·ing

[ sahy-ber-staw-king ]

noun
  1. the practice of using digital forms of communication to harass a person in an aggressive, often threatening manner: He was arrested for cyberstalking through social media and email.

Origin of cyberstalking

1
First recorded in 1990–95; cyber- + stalk2 + -ing1

word story For cyberstalking

See internet.

Other words from cyberstalking

  • cy·ber·stalk, verb (used with or without object)
  • cy·ber·stalk·er, noun

Words Nearby cyberstalking

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How to use cyberstalking in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cyberstalking

cyberstalking

/ (ˈsaɪbəˌstɔːkɪŋ) /


noun
  1. the practice of using electronic communications to harass someone persistently

Derived forms of cyberstalking

  • cyberstalker, noun

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