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
Examples from the Web for fobbed
It was calm and hot, and seeing he would not be fobbed off, we started.Stories of Authors, British and American|Edwin Watts Chubb
His powers of enjoyment are not "fobbed with the rusty curb of old Father Antic, the law."In Pastures Green|Peter McArthur
It is not enough to secure a lodging in the attic; you must not be fobbed off with a front attic that faces the street.The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
She fobbed me off with a half-promise in the end; but I wasn't satisfied.Linda Lee, Incorporated|Louis Joseph Vance
To be fobbed out of my rent and twenty-five dollars into the bargain!Ormond, Volume II (of 3)|Charles Brockden Brown