Doxy vs Doxx - What's the difference?

doxy | doxx |

As a noun doxy

is (archaic) a sweetheart; a prostitute or a mistress or doxy can be (colloquial) a defined opinion.

As a verb doxx is

(slang|internet) to publish personal information of (an individual) on the internet.



Etymology 1

Perhaps from (etyl) *.

Alternative forms

* (l), (l)


  • (archaic) A sweetheart; a prostitute or a mistress.
  • * 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses :
  • Do you think the writer of Antony and Cleopatra , a passionate pilgrim, had his eyes in the back of his head that he chose the ugliest doxy in all Warwickshire to lie withal?
  • * 2009 , Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall , Fourth Estate 2010, p. 328:
  • So then, of course, he paid her in kind...the place is full of his doxies , open a closet at Allington and some wench falls out of it.
    * (l)

    See also

    * arch doxy

    Etymology 2

    From -doxy in (orthodoxy), (heterodoxy) etc.


  • (colloquial) A defined opinion.
  • doxx


    Alternative forms

    * dox


  • (slang, internet) To publish personal information of (an individual) on the Internet.
  • * 2012' October 29, Danah Boyd, '' Truth, Lies, and ‘'''Doxxing ’: The Real Moral of the Gawker/Reddit Story]'', ''[[w:Wired (website), Wired] ,
  • The amorphous hacktivist collective known as “Anonymous” decided to make a spectacle of the situation by publishing personally identifiable information on – “doxxing ” – Todd’s stalker.
  • * 2013 , Parmy Olson, We Are Anonymous , unnumbered page,
  • In that frame of mind, the worst thing that can happen will always be online. Being doxxed or ridiculed, for example, outweighs the offline risks of wasted time, poor health, or arrest.
  • * 2014 , Jamie Bartlett, The Dark Net , page 15,
  • Anonymous said': shit, I hope no one ' doxxes her. She actually delivered. She seems like a kind girl.
    Anonymous replied : dude get a grip she gave her first name, her physician's full name, and even the dormitory area she lives in she wants to be found.
    Anonymous replied : She is new. Any girl who uses signs or writes names on her body is clearly new to camwhoring, so they really don't know what they're getting themselves into.
  • * 2014 , E. C. Myers, The Silence of Six , unnumbered page,
  • “Evan doxxed everyone in Dramatis Personai. Those guys aren't just 'offline.'” Max said. “They're dead.”
    PHYREWALL laughed.
    “What's funny about that?” Max asked.
    “He couldn't have doxxed everyone,” PHYREWALL said.
    “He doxxed you, Nat ,' Max said.