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Definitions of fob

  1. To beat; to maul. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To cheat; to trick; to impose on. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To pocket; appropriate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To impose on. To fob off, to shift off, or delude with a trick. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. A little pocket for a watch. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A small pocket, especially for a watch; a short watch chain or ribbon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A small pocket for a watch. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Pocket in the waistband of trousers. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A watch - pocket in the waistband of trousers, or a chain or ribbon hanging from it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A little pocket, as for a watch. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for fob

  1. Arethusa had sent Timothy a watch fob for Christmas, one with his fraternity emblem on it which she knew that he had long ardently desired; and books which she had thought would surely appeal to his taste in reading; and handkerchiefs, beautiful big squares of linen, shakily marked in his initials with her own fair fingers. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  2. Lives in a musty old house on Chestnut Street, stuffed full of family portraits and old mahogany furniture, and not a comfortable chair or sofa in the place; wears yellow Nankeen waist- coats, takes snuff, and carries a fob – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
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