Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
  2. (noun, artifact) an adornment that hangs from a watch chain
  3. (noun, artifact) short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest
  4. (verb, social) deceive somebody

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Alternate forms of Fob

Hyponyms: snooker

Hypernyms: adornment, chain, cozen, deceive, delude, lead on, vest pocket

Origin of the word Fob

  1. 1653, "small pocket for valuables," probably related to Low Ger. fobke "pocket," High Ger. fuppe "pocket." Meaning "chain attached to a watch carried in the fob" is from 1885. more
  2. "to cheat," 1583, from obsolete noun fobbe "cheat, trickster" (1393), perhaps from O.Fr. forbe "cheat." Alternative etymology holds that the word is perhaps related to Ger. foppen "to jeer at, make a fool of" (see fop); or from Ger. fuppen, einfuppen "to pocket stealthily," which would connect it to fob (n.). To fob (someone) off is fir… more

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Words that sound like Fob

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