dox

[ doks ]
/ dɒks /

noun Slang.

a person’s identifying information, as address, phone number, name, or alias, when maliciously posted online to target that person for pranks, fraud, or other harassment.

verb (used with or without object), doxed, dox·ing.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.

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Origin of dox

First recorded in 2000–05; alteration of docs, plural of doc (shortening of document)
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