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fob

1fob

verb \ˈfäb\
fobbedfob·bing

Definition of FOB

transitive verb
archaic
:  deceive, cheat

Origin of FOB

Middle English fobben
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with FOB

2fob

noun

: a short chain attached especially to a pocket watch

: a small object that is a decoration on a watch chain or a key ring

Full Definition of FOB

2
:  a short strap, ribbon, or chain attached especially to a pocket watch
3
:  an ornament attached to a fob chain

Origin of FOB

perhaps akin to German dialect Fuppe pocket
First Known Use: 1630

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

FOB

abbreviation

Definition of FOB

free on board

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, rentier, stagflation, usurer

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