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Etymology 1[edit]

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fub ‎(third-person singular simple present fubs, present participle fubbing, simple past and past participle fubbed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To put off by trickery; to cheat.
    • a. 1599, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2,
      A hundred mark is a long score for a poor lone woman to bear : and I have borne, and borne, and borne ; and have been fubbed off, and fubbed off, and fubbed off, from this day to that day, that it is a shame to be thought on.

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare fob ‎(a pocket).


fub ‎(plural fubs)

  1. (obsolete) A plump young person or child.
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