Pronunciation: (fob),[key] —n. 1. a small pocket just below the waistline in trousers for a watch, keys, change, etc. Cf. watch pocket. 2. a short chain or ribbon, usually with a medallion or similar ornament, attached to a watch and worn hanging from a pocket.
3. the medallion or ornament itself.
Pronunciation: (fob),[key] —v.t.,fobbed, fob•bing. 1. Archaic.to cheat; deceive.
2. fob off, a. to cheat someone by substituting something spurious or inferior; palm off (often fol. by on): He tried to fob off an inferior brand on us. b. to put (someone) off by deception or trickery: She fobbed us off with false promises.
Com. free on board: without charge to the buyer for goods placed on board a carrier at the point of shipment: automobiles shipped f.o.b. Detroit.Also,F.O.B.