fob off


fob off

verb

Definition of FOB OFF

transitive verb
1
:  to put off with a trick, excuse, or inferior substitute
2
:  to pass or offer (something spurious) as genuine
3
:  to put aside <now fob off what once they would have welcomed eagerly — Walter Lippmann>

Examples of FOB OFF

  1. <people who try to fob off to charities broken-down furniture that is fit only for the junkyard>

First Known Use of FOB OFF

1597

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