or cy·ber stalk·ing

[ sahy-ber-staw-king ]
/ ˈsaɪ bərˌstɔ kɪŋ /


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

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

Related forms

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

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British Dictionary definitions for cyberstalking


/ (ˈsaɪbəˌstɔːkɪŋ) /


the practice of using electronic communications to harass someone persistently

Derived Forms

cyberstalker, noun
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