Tuesday, November 20, 2012
fob noun [FOB] A short chain, usually with a medallion or similar ornament, worn hanging from a pocket.
Definitions for fob
- A short chain, usually with a medallion or similar ornament, worn hanging from a pocket.
- A small pocket just below the waistline in trousers for a watch, keys, change, etc.
- To cheat someone by substituting something spurious or inferior.
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Citations for fob
Out of the right fob hung a great silver chain, with a wonderful kind of engine at the bottom.
The father had bought the bridegroom a fob watch as a gift.
Origin of fob
Fob most likely derives from the Germanic fopke, "pocket."