EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Phonetic respelling of docs, which is a short form of documents.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒks

NounEdit

dox pl (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!

VerbEdit

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

  1. Alternative form of doxx (publish the personal information of (an individual) on the Internet)

See alsoEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *duskaz (dark, smoky), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰuh₂s- (compare Old Irish donn (dark), Latin fuscus (dark, dusky), Sanskrit धूसर (dhūsara, dust-colored)), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- (smoke, mist, haze).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dox

  1. dark, swarthy

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: dosk