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See also: fob, F.O.B., and F. O. B.


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FOB (not comparable)

  1. (incoterm) free on board
  2. (slang) fresh off the boat


FOB (plural FOBs)

  1. (military) Initialism of forward operating base.
  2. Initialism of flash of brilliance.
  3. (US, politics) Initialism of friend of Bill: a supporter of Bill Clinton
    • 2007, David Lebedoff, The Uncivil War: How a New Elite Is Destroying Our Democracy, page 133:
      It seemed at times that everyone was an FOB — everyone, that is, who'd emerged from the ivyest groves of academia []
  4. (India) Initialism of foot overbridge: a pedestrian overpass
    • August 30, 2014, D. Madhavan, Need for foot over bridge keenly felt
      FOB, for a safe cross-over: At present, a traffic policeman has been posted in front of D.G. Vaishnav College to help pedestrians cross during the rush hour.
      There has been an inordinate delay in starting work on the foot over bridge (FOB) with escalators in front of D.G. Vaishnav College on Poonamallee High Road in Arumbakkam.
      The FOB at P.H. Road, which is maintained by the state highways department, is one of seven similar facilities planned at various places in the city at a cost of Rs. 28 crore and being executed by the department.
  5. (sometimes derogatory) A recent immigrant ("fresh off the boat")

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Further reading[edit]

  • FOB at OneLook Dictionary Search