Definition for fobs (2 of 3)
Origin of fob1
Definition for fobs (3 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
Examples from the Web for fobs
He or she, with lazy, vague, and windy legislation, fobs the lawmaking off on somebody we elect to execute laws.The Federal Government Has Violated My Right to Chainsaw|P. J. O’Rourke|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fobs: small pockets in the waistband of trousers to receive a watch.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
Pox take the Tailors for making the Fobs so deep and narrow!The Beggar's Opera|John Gay
He passed on to his fobs, explored the first, returned to the second.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo