Definition of fob verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fob

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//fɒb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɑːb//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fob
BrE BrE//fɒb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɑːb//
 
he / she / it fobs
BrE BrE//fɒbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɑːbz//
 
past simple fobbed
BrE BrE//fɒbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɑːbd//
 
past participle fobbed
BrE BrE//fɒbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɑːbd//
 
-ing form fobbing
BrE BrE//ˈfɒbɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːbɪŋ//
 
 
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(fobbing, fobbed) Word Originverb late Middle English (in the sense ‘cheat out of’): origin uncertain; perhaps related to German foppen ‘deceive, cheat, banter’, or to fop. Phrasal Verbsfob somebodyoff (with something)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fob