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Wondrous Words Wednesday

August 15, 2018

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

I found a few new to me words in PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE by Ellen Hopkins.

1. dox– “Could be you once doxxed a particularly obnoxious teacher who displayed favoritism toward his white students.”

Dox is a verb that means to search for and publish private or identifying information about someone on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.


2. affray – “Step into the affray.”

Affray is an instance of fighting in a public place that disturbs the peace.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2018 6:52 am

    Yes! “Dox” is a great new word. It was evidently invented in this century! A total internet word.

    My new word for the day is “mahoosive,” but most of my post for my own Wordy Wednesday is about the very old word “authentic.” Link here:

    best… mae at

  2. August 15, 2018 7:07 am

    Dox is new to me.

  3. August 15, 2018 8:20 am

    We are seeing dox in crossword puzzles now.

  4. August 15, 2018 9:22 am

    Didn’t know dox. Should have known affray (but didn’t).

  5. August 15, 2018 12:01 pm

    Dox is new to me, but I’ll remember it for crosswords.

  6. Beth Hoffman permalink
    August 15, 2018 1:28 pm

    I knew both, so I’ll treat myself to a cupcake … Ha!

  7. August 15, 2018 2:09 pm

    I’ve never heard of dox. I have heard “jump (or step) into the fray”, Fray means the same thing as affray, but I’ve never seen or heard it used as affray.

  8. August 15, 2018 4:34 pm

    I have never heard of either one!

  9. August 15, 2018 6:18 pm

    For anyone interested in words and how they get into dictionaries — don’t miss this:
    “Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries” by Kory Stamper. Totally fascinating and very informative.

    best … mae at

  10. August 16, 2018 2:20 am

    I knew dox, didn’t know affray but I did know fray which I see from Vicki’s comment that it’s the same as fray which I do know.

    My post is

  11. August 16, 2018 2:37 pm

    I did now Dox, finally

  12. bookingmama permalink
    August 30, 2018 9:15 am

    I wasn’t familiar with dox but I did know affray.

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