Definitions for fobfɒb
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a watch pocket just below the waistline in trousers.
a short chain or ribbon, usu. with a medallion or similar ornament, attached to a watch and worn hanging from a pocket.
the medallion or ornament itself.
Origin of fob:
1645–55; orig. uncert.; cf. dial. G Fuppe pocket
Archaic. to cheat; deceive.
fob off, to induce someone to take (something inferior); palm off. to put (someone) off by deception or trickery:
She fobbed us off with phony excuses.
Category: Verb Phrase
Origin of fob:
1350–1400; ME; akin to G foppen to delude; cf. fob1
or f.o.b. or FOB or F.O.B.
free on board: without charge to the buyer for goods placed on board a carrier at the point of shipment.
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 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.
Translations for fob
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to get (someone) to accept (something worthless)
He fobbed me off with promises.
- يُماطِل بالوُعودArabic
- iludirPortuguese (BR)
- odbýt; podvéstCzech
- jemanden abspeisenGerman
- holde hen; spise af; affærdigeDanish
- ξεφορτώνομαι κπ. με εξαπάτησηGreek
- colocar/colar algo a alguienSpanish
- (kellelegi midagi) kaela määrimaEstonian
- کلاه سر کسی گذاشتنFarsi
- saada uskomaanFinnish
- refiler (qqch.à qqn)French
- छोटी चेनHindi
- prevariti, zavaratiCroatian
- megtéveszt vkitHungarian
- memaksa menerimaIndonesian
- svíkja, blekkjaIcelandic
- 속여 빼앗다Korean
- įbrukti (kam nors ką nors), apmulkintiLithuanian
- piekrāpt; apmuļķot (kādu)Latvian
- memaksa menerimaMalay
- prakke (noe) på (noen)Norwegian
- zbyć (kogoś czymś)Polish
- کلاه سر کسی گذاشتنPersian
- غولول، دوکه وPashto
- iludir QUERYPortuguese
- a trage pe sfoarăRomanian
- навязывать (что-л. кому-л.)Russian
- lura: avfärda (avspisa) ngn medSwedish
- 搪塞Chinese (Trad.)
- обдурювати; усучитиUkrainian
- گھٹیا چیز پکڑا کر دھوکا دیناUrdu
- đánh lừaVietnamese
- 搪塞Chinese (Simp.)
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