fob vs trick what difference

what is difference between fob and trick

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: fŏb, IPA(key): /fɒb/
  • Rhymes: -ɒb

Etymology 1

From German Low German Fobke (pocket) or German (East Prussian dialect) Fuppe (pocket).

Noun

fob (plural fobs)

  1. A little pocket near the waistline of a pair of trousers or in a waistcoat or vest to hold a pocketwatch; a watch pocket.
    • 1711, Jonathan Swift, Windsor Prophecy:
      With a saint at his chin and a seal at his fob.
  2. A short chain or ribbon to connect such a pocket to the watch.
  3. (see usage notes) A small ornament attached to such a chain.
  4. A hand-held remote control device used to lock/unlock motor cars etc.
Derived terms
  • fob watch
Usage notes
  • The Jonathan Swift quote indicates that the word “fob” at that time period did not specifically apply to an object attached to the chain or watch.
  • A “fob” attached directly to the watch serves as an ornament and or as a grip for more easily pulling the watch from the watch pocket.
  • A fob attached to a drooping chain would be mainly an ornament.
Translations

Etymology 2

German foppen (to mock)

Alternative forms

  • fub

Verb

fob (third-person singular simple present fobs, present participle fobbing, simple past and past participle fobbed)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To cheat, to deceive, to trick, to take in, to impose upon someone.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To beat; to maul.
Derived terms
  • to fob off
Translations

References

  • 1897 Universal Dictionary of the English Language, Robert Hunter and Charles Morris, eds., v 2 p 2146.

Anagrams

  • BOF, F. B. O., F.B.O., F/B/O, FBO


English

Etymology

Uncertain.

  • Perhaps from From Middle English *trikke, from Old Northern French trique (related to Old French trichier; French: tricher), itself possibly from Middle High German trechen (to launch a shot at, play a trick on), but the Old French verb more likely is derived from Vulgar Latin *triccāre, from Late Latin tricāre, from Latin trīcor, trīcārī (behave in an evasive manner, search for detours; trifle, delay).
  • Alternatively, perhaps from Dutch trek (a pull, draw, trick), from trekken (to draw), from Middle Dutch trekken, trēken (to pull, place, put, move), from Old Dutch *trekkan, *trekan (to move, drag), from Proto-Germanic *trakjaną, *trekaną (to drag, scrape, pull), from Proto-Indo-European *dreg- (to drag, scrape).

If the second proposal is correct, the term is cognate with Low German trekken, Middle High German trecken, trechen, Danish trække, and Old Frisian trekka, Romanian truc and other Romance languages.

Compare track, treachery, trig, and trigger.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: trĭk, IPA(key): /tɹɪk/, [t̠ʰɹ̠̊ɪk], [tʃɹ̠̊ɪk]
  • Rhymes: -ɪk

Noun

trick (plural tricks)

  1. Something designed to fool or swindle.
  2. A single element of a magician’s (or any variety entertainer’s) act; a magic trick.
  3. An entertaining difficult physical action.
    • 1995, All Aboard for Space: Introducing Space to Youngsters (page 158)
      Yo-yo tricks involving sleeping the yo-yo (like “walking the dog” and “rocking the baby”) cannot be performed in space.
  4. An effective, clever or quick way of doing something.
  5. Mischievous or annoying behavior; a prank.
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  6. (dated) A particular habit or manner; a peculiarity; a trait.
    • c. 1595, William Shakespeare, King John Act I, scene I
      He hath a trick of Cœur de Lion’s face.
    • 1606, William Shakespeare, King Lear act IV, scene VI:
      The trick of that voice I do well remember.
  7. A knot, braid, or plait of hair.
    • I cannot tell , but it stirs me more than all your court curls , or your spangles , or your tricks
  8. (card games) A sequence in which each player plays a card and a winning play is determined.
  9. (slang) A sex act, chiefly one performed for payment; an act of prostitution.
    • 1988, John H. Lindquist, Misdemeanor Crime: Trivial Criminal Pursuit, page 43:
      Perhaps the most important thing a prostitute learns is how to “manage” the client; how to con him into spending more money than he planned. Learning how to perform tricks takes only a few minutes. Learning how to “hustle” the client takes longer.
    • 2010, Richard Gill, Paloma Azul, page 139:
      “How did you get into all this?” “I started doing tricks when I was young and I don’t mean the magic circle. I learned about sex from an early age. There was nothing else to do in Pitsea except heavy petting and getting F grades at school.”
    • 2019, Julie S. Draskoczy, Belomor: Criminality and Creativity in Stalin’s Gulag:
      When he later asked her to strip and perform tricks for him, she refused, and he chased her away. She had similar experiences with other men until she eventually fell into prostitution: []
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:trick.
  10. (slang) A customer to a prostitute.
    • 2011, Iceberg Slim, Pimp: The Story of My Life (page 99)
      Ten minutes after she got down she broke luck. A white trick in a thirty-seven Buick picked her up. I timed her. She had racehorse speed.
  11. A daily period of work, especially in shift-based jobs.
    • 1899, New York (State), Bureau of Statistics, Deptartment of Labor, Annual Report:
      Woodside Junction—On 8 hour basis, first trick $60, second trick $60, third trick $50.
    • 1949, Labor arbitration reports, page 738
      The Union contends that Fifer was entitled to promotion to the position of Group Leader on the third trick in the Core Room Department.
  12. (nautical) A sailor’s spell of work at the helm, usually two hours long.
  13. A toy; a trifle; a plaything.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim
      the tricks and toyes that in them lurke,

Synonyms

  • (something designed to fool): artifice, con, gambit, ploy, rip-off, See also Thesaurus:deception
  • (magic trick): illusion, magic trick, sleight of hand
  • (customer to a prostitute): john, see also Thesaurus:prostitute’s client
  • (entertaining difficult physical action):
  • (daily period of work): shift

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

trick (third-person singular simple present tricks, present participle tricking, simple past and past participle tricked)

  1. (transitive) To fool; to cause to believe something untrue; to deceive.
  2. (heraldry) To draw (as opposed to blazon – to describe in words).
    • They forget that they are in the statutes: [] there they are trick’d, they and their pedigrees.
  3. To dress; to decorate; to adorn fantastically; often followed by up, off, or out.
    • 1735, Alexander Pope, Of the Characters of Women
      Trick her off in air.
    • 1693, John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education
      Tricking up their children in fine clothes.
    • 1825, Thomas Macaulay, An Essay on John Milton
      They are simple, but majestic, records of the feelings of the poet; as little tricked out for the public eye as his diary would have been.

Synonyms

  • (to fool): con, dupe, fool, gull, have, hoodwink, pull the wool over someone’s eyes, rip off
  • (to trick out): mod
  • See also Thesaurus:deceive

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

trick (comparative tricker, superlative trickest)

  1. Involving trickery or deception.
  2. Able to perform tricks.
  3. Defective or unreliable.
  4. (chiefly US, slang) Stylish or cool.

Danish

Etymology

From English trick.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): [ˈtˢʁɛɡ̊]

Noun

trick (singular definite tricket, plural indefinite trickene)

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Synonyms

  • kneb

Further reading

  • “trick” in Den Danske Ordbog

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