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



    BrE BrE//fɒb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɑːb//
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  1. 1 a short chain that is attached to a watch that is carried in a pocket
  2. 2(also fob watch) a watch that is attached to a fob
  3. 3a small decorative object that is attached to a key ring, etc.
  4. Word Originnoun mid 17th cent. (denoting a fob pocket in a waistband): origin uncertain; probably related to German dialect Fuppe ‘pocket’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fob