Quick FOB Definition
FOB means Fresh Off the Boat.
What Does FOB Mean? – The Full Answer
FOB is a slang acronym that stands for Fresh Off the Boat.
It is used as a derogatory term for a recently arrived immigrant (usually Asian), who is seen as being unfamiliar with the host country’s language and culture.
FOB tends to be aimed at immigrants displaying stereotypical behavior, such as having poor driving skills, working in unskilled jobs, speaking broken English with a strong accent, etc.
Where Would You See And Hear FOB?
In everyday speech, texting and chat, and on social media such as Instagram and Facebook, and messaging apps such as Snapchat.
Just saw a fob driving down the wrong side of the road.
Before anyone starts messaging me about my brother’s fob remarks, no I don’t think it was acceptable and he should know better.
What do you mean he’s a fob? Modernize yourself, nobody comes to America by boat anymore.
As an Asian Fall Out Boy fan, I am constantly confused whenever I see references to FOB.
Random FOB Stuff
American food personality Eddie Huang’s autobiography was titled Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir. The book dealt with Huang’s life and his Asian American background.
An American sitcom Fresh Off The Boat was created, loosely based on Huang’s book. It was first shown on ABC in 2015 and is due to enter into its fifth season later in 2018.
Other FOB Meanings
Free On Board – a trade term that indicates whether the seller or the buyer is liable for goods that are damaged or destroyed during shipping. It describes the point at which the shipping risk is transferred from seller to buyer.
Fall Out Boy – a rock band formed in Chicago in 2001.
A small device used for gaining access to doors that are locked electronically.
A chain or strap attached to a pocket watch or other item, or an ornament attached to a fob chain.
To deceive someone by making excuses or giving them something inferior to what they want.
Forward Operating Base – a secured forward military position, commonly a military base.
Fecal Occult Blood – blood in the feces that is not visibly apparent.
Last Updated: August 1, 2018