b) KEY TRANSITIVE VERB: Archaic fobbed
PHRASAL VERB: fob off
- To cheat or deceive (another).
- To dispose of (goods) by fraud or deception; palm off: fobbed off the zircon as a diamond.
- To put off or appease by deceitful or evasive means: needed help but was fobbed off with promises.
Middle English fobben
, probably from fob