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1 a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch [syn: watch pocket]
2 an adornment that hangs from a watch chain
3 short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest [syn: watch chain, watch guard] v : deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week" [syn: trick, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick on] [also: fobbing, fobbed]

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  1. A little pocket, near the waistline of a pair of trousers, or in a waistcoat, to hold a watch.
  2. A short chain or ribbon to connect such a pocket to the watch.
  3. A small ornament attached to such a chain.
  4. A hand-held remote control device used to lock/unlock motor cars etc


  1. In the context of "transitive|archaic": To cheat someone.

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Fob may refer to:
  • Fob pocket, a small pocket in trousers or waistcoats originally intended to hold a pocket watch
  • Key fob, a medallion used to identify a key ring or used as a starting place on a ring
  • Watch fob, a medallion or ornament attached by leather strap or chain to a pocket watch to assist in locating and removing the watch from a pocket in clothing
  • The term is also used when referring to electronic security token devices
  • Fob may also be a transitive verb meaning to deceive or cheat someone out of something they would want to do or materially wish for
FOB or F.O.B. as an acronym can also mean:
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Father Of Baby, a term used on medical forms
  • Fecal Occult Blood, a term for blood present in the feces that is not visibly apparent
  • Federal Office Building, an office building owned or occupied by the U.S. Government
  • Fetal osteoblast progenitor cell
  • First-on-base, the first to go, or the next one to go, after a break or intermission
  • Follow-on biologics, a term used to describe generic biologics
  • Forward Operating Base, any secured forward position that is used to support tactical operations
  • Fractional Orbital Bombardment, a method of nuclear weapons delivery.
  • Free On Board or Freight On Board, an Incoterm used in commercial shipping
  • Fresh off the boat, a slang phrase for people of foreign nationality
    • FOB, a 1981 David Henry Hwang play, that takes its title from the above phrase
  • From Origin of Business
  • Front-of-board, referring to the placement of microphones between the stage and soundboard during live concert recording
  • Front of Book, a term used in publishing describing the section of a magazine that comes before the features
  • Front of Box, used in the video games industry to identify the front cover of a title
  • Fruit-On-Bottom, a term for yogurt with the fruit in the bottom of the cup.
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