Definitions for FOBfɒb
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fob, watch pocket(noun)
a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
an adornment that hangs from a watch chain
fob, watch chain, watch guard(verb)
short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest
flim-flam, play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick on(verb)
"We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
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.
Origin: [Cf. Prov. G. fuppe pocket.]
A recent immigrant (from "fresh off the boat")
Origin: * High German fuppe
a little pocket for a watch
to beat; to maul
to cheat; to trick; to impose on
FOB is a 1980 Obie Award-winning play by American playwright David Henry Hwang. Hwang's first play, it depicts the contrasts and conflicts between established Asian Americans and "fresh off the boat" newcomer immigrants. The play premiered at the Stanford Asian American Theatre Project in 1979 under the direction of the author and was further developed at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. It received its professional debut on June 8, 1980 Off-Broadway at the Joseph Papp Public Theater. It was directed by Mako, with John Lone and Tzi Ma in the cast. It is published as part of Trying to Find Chinatown: The Selected Plays by Theatre Communications Group and also in an acting edition published by Dramatists Play Service.
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