Origin of fob1
Definition for fob (2 of 3)
verb (used with object), fobbed, fob·bing.
- to cheat someone by substituting something spurious or inferior; palm off (often followed by on): He tried to fob off an inferior brand on us.
- to put (someone) off by deception or trickery: She fobbed us off with false promises.
Origin of fob2
Definition for fob (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for fob
On the valley floor outside the windows of the house are the remnants of FOB Michigan, turned over to the Afghan Army in 2011.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The entire remaining Iraqi Army force remained holed up at FOB Speicher, north of Tikrit.The Paper Tiger of the Tigris: How ISIS Took Tikrit Without a Fight|Andrew Slater|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jan continued to come and go as he pleased at FOB Delhi, free to carry weapons and to consort with his “tea boys.”Why Was Firefighter-Marine Reserve Maj. Jason Brezler Betrayed?|Michael Daly|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Goolsbee is an FOB from Chicago; Summers is a Clintonite who parachuted in after Obama won the nomination.
I dare be sworn that he unbuttoned six overcoats before he reached his fob and drew out watch and purse.Two Sides of the Face|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I lose no time, and under pretence of arranging my watch in my fob, I prepare myself for the assault.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
It had adorned my fob since the morning of my first communion.My Recollections|Jules Massenet
Enjolras never took his eyes off of him: he allowed a minute to pass, then he replaced his watch in his fob.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
The sheriff cons his watch again, Then puts it in his fob, And turning to the hangman, says— “Get ready for the job.”The Bon Gaultier Ballads|William Edmonstoune Aytoun