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  • IPA(key): /fʌb/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌb

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.
    • c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Fourth, []”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      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.
  2. (obsolete) To steal.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare fob (a pocket).


fub (plural fubs)

  1. (obsolete) A plump young person or child.
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See also[edit]

  • phub (to ignore due to activity on one's cellphone)