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Definition of FOB

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Fob \Fob\ (f[o^]b), n. [Cf. Prov. G. fuppe pocket.]
     1. A little pocket for a watch; -- callled also a {watch pocket}. [1913 Webster]

     2. a short chain or ribbon attached to a pocket watch, usually worn hanging out of the watch pocket, and used to conveniently remove the watch from the watch pocket. [PJC]

     {Fob chain}, a short watch chain worn with a watch carried in the fob; a fob[2]. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fob \Fob\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fobbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fobbing}.] [Cf.Fop.] [1913 Webster]
     1. To beat; to maul. [Obs.]
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     2. To cheat; to trick; to impose on. --Shak.
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     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "fob":
     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


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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