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1. A small pocket at the front waistline of a pair of trousers or in the front of a vest, used especially to hold a watch.
a. A short chain or ribbon attached to a pocket watch and worn hanging in front of the vest or waist.
b. An ornament or seal attached to such a chain or ribbon.
3. A key fob.
[Probably akin to Low German Fobke, small pocket.]
tr.v. fobbed, fob·bing, fobs ArchaicPhrasal Verb:
To cheat or deceive (another).
1. To dispose of (goods) by fraud or deception; palm off: fobbed off the zircon as a diamond.
2. To put off or appease by deceitful or evasive means: needed help but was fobbed off with promises.
[Middle English fobben, probably from fob, trickster.]
1. father of the bride
2. free on board
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vb (tr, adverb)
1. to appease or trick (a person) with lies or excuses
2. to dispose of (goods) by trickery
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|Verb||1.||fob off - sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive|
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
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