What does Earjacking mean?

Eavesdropping on someone else’s conversation, also known as ‘Earjacking’

When someone listens in on a conversation they’re not a part of, to get information they’re not supposed to know, it’s called Earjacking. It’s a more modern and fancy name for good old-fashioned eavesdropping.

The word ‘Earjacking’ is a combination of ‘ear’ and ‘jacking’, hinting at the act of stealing information just by listening, similar to how ‘carjacking’ is stealing a car. So, when someone listens in on your private chat and takes away information, they’re basically earjacking.

When you’re talking about private or sensitive stuff in public places like a cafe or a diner, always be watchful of potential earjackers. They’re always on the prowl for juicy bits of information they can pick up from unsuspecting conversations.

Example for using ‘Earjacking’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear about the party tonight? It’s going to be epic! πŸŽ‰

Oh yeah? Where is it happening? I might be interested. πŸ˜„

I can’t tell you right now, but I’ll let you know later. πŸ˜‰

Come on, don’t be an earjacker! Just spill the beans! πŸ™