Origin of fob1
Words nearby fob
Other definitions for fob (2 of 3)
- 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
Other definitions for fob (3 of 3)
How to use fob in a sentence
For those who can’t or don’t want to use a smartphone app, the government also offers TraceTogether tokens, small digital fobs that serve the same purpose.Broken promises: How Singapore lost trust on contact tracing privacy|Bobbie Johnson|January 11, 2021|MIT Technology Review
After that, they pushed out a software update to the key fobs that would “acquire a valid unlock message” so they could unlock the car later, Wouters said.
They noted that the software in Tesla’s key fobs could be updated without an additional layer of security that would verify its authenticity.
An over-the-air software update is being pushed to the key fobs, they said, which will better lock them down.
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
McConnell can presumably fob this off on his Beltway-brained consultants.
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.
Certain, replied the man, drawing a gold watch from his fob; I expected him here before now.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
When the ten minutes had elapsed, Mr John Forster took his watch from the table, replaced it in his fob, and rose from his chair.Newton Forster|Captain Frederick Marryat
He very calmly drew his watch from his fob-pocket and with the seal attached to it, passed it up to the judge.
A very simple one is made as follows: First make a drawing of the fob with some suitable pendant as at A, Plate 46.Copper Work|Augustus F. Rose
So he crammed a great silver watch into his fob, and drew on a patchwork morning-gown of an ancient fashion.