from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. free on board
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- Free On Board
- Frequencies of Brilliance
- Fresh Off the Boat (slang)
- From Our Berth - a commerce term, indicating that the quoted price doesn't include shipping, as you are accepting it "from our berth (shipping dock)"
- Forward Operating Base
- friend of Bill; a supporter of Bill Clinton
- n. A recent immigrant (from "fresh off the boat")
Sorry, no etymologies found.
DIAMOND: The FOB is short for the forward operating base, where this 29-year-old Florida National Guard trains Afghan army soldiers.
DIAMOND: The FOB is short for the forward operating base where this 29-year-old Florida national guard trains Afghan army soldiers.
The original group adopted the name FOB, while the breakaway members became known as the FOB Killers.
I couldn't give two shits about whether or not the drummer in FOB is a big comic book fan or if Pete Wentz is a "geek."
I saw for myself that they would be free to speak about anything to anyone on that Forward Operating Base which, in acronym-mad Iraq, we all just called an FOB, rhymes with "cob".
The breakaway faction became known as the FOB Killers, or FK.
I was in FOB Manhattan while in IRAQ, and it was a total shit hole!
"The FOB is a means of securing that real estate."
And this quickly made him what presidential aides termed an FOB—a friend of Bill.
Like nascent supernovas, these bases have swollen with the gear, facilities, and equipment of smaller Forward Operating Bases, or FOBs-a process that the Army calls "FOB collapse."