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fob

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verb \ˈfäb\

Definition of fob

fobbedfob·bing

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  deceive, cheat



Origin of fob

Middle English fobben


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with fob


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fob

noun

Simple Definition of fob

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  watch pocket

  2. 2 :  a short strap, ribbon, or chain attached especially to a pocket watch

  3. 3 :  an ornament attached to a fob chain

Origin of fob

perhaps akin to German dialect Fuppe pocket


First Known Use: 1630


FOB

abbreviation

Definition of FOB

  1. free on board





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