[ US /ˈfɔb/ ]
[ UK /fˈɒb/ ]
  1. an adornment that hangs from a watch chain
  2. a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
  3. short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest
  1. deceive somebody
    We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week
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How To Use fob In A Sentence

  • You could tell just by the way they acted; the kid had been fobbed off on them for a while.
  • As it is, whenever sport-led regeneration is proposed in this country, the public is fobbed off with stat-free waffle about how it will benefit and regenerate local communities – and in some cases, we seem to be dispensing with even that fig leaf. Stanley Park will bring little benefit to local community in Liverpool
  • Why did 'internet' stick as a word, when 'infobahn' didn't? Times, Sunday Times
  • He asked the robber to let him keep the seal from his fob watch. Times, Sunday Times
  • The salesman fobbed the lady off with an imitation diamond.
  • He was probably just trying to fob off the Americans. Times, Sunday Times
  • I have been collecting gold pocket watches for many years; hunters and half-hunters together with alberts and half-alberts and associated fobs.
  • He was probably just trying to fob off the Americans. Times, Sunday Times
  • Car makers do not design vehicles that make extraneous noises and it sounds as though you have been fobbed off. Times, Sunday Times
  • Italiano · Africa: la tecnofobia finirà per rovinare la festa delle tecnologie diffuse? Global Voices in English » Africa: Will technophobia crash the ICT party?
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