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Meaning of FOB

Pronunciation:  fâb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest
  2. [n]  an adornment that hangs from a watch chain
  3. [n]  a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
  4. [v]  deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"

FOB is a 3 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fox, play a trick on, pull a fast one on, trick, watch chain, watch guard, watch pocket
 See Also: adornment, chain, cozen, deceive, delude, lead on, snooker, vest pocket



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fob\, n. [Cf. Prov. G. fuppe pocket.]
    A little pocket for a watch.
    {Fob chain}, a short watch chain worn a watch carried in the
  2. \Fob\, v.t. [imp. & p. p. {Fobbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Fobbing}.] [Cf.Fop.]
    1. To beat; to maul. [Obs.]
    2. To cheat; to trick; to impose on. --Shak.
    {To fob off}, to shift off by an artifice; to put aside; to
       delude with a trick."A conspiracy of bishops could
       prostrate and fob off the right of the people." --Milton.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: anklet, armlet, bag, balloon, bangle, beads, bijou, bladder, bracelet, breastpin, brooch, chain, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, circle, coronet, crown, diadem, earring, gem, jewel, locket, necklace, nose ring, pin, pocket, poke, precious stone, rhinestone, ring, sac, sack, stickpin, stone, tiara, torque, wampum, wristband, wristlet