There was a time when a well-heeled chap fresh off the boat could turn up to a mixer at a good country club and emerge a few hours later slightly dazed and running a not inconsiderable division of a retail bank.
What does FOB stand for?
FOB stands for Fresh Off the Boat
This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Slang/chat, popular culture
See other definitions of FOB
We have 105 other meanings of FOB in our Acronym Attic
- Fractional Orbital Bombardment
- Freaked Out Because
- Freakish Owl Boy (band)
- Free On Board (shipping industry)
- Freight On Board
- Freight on Buyer
- Freight on Buyer (shipping)
- Frequency Operated Button
- Fresh Off Broiler (Burger King)
- Fresh Off the Beehangee (Korean for airplane)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Fresh off the boat from his rocking performance at Delhi's Amber Lounge during the Indian Grand Prix, it was clear that he came off much better than Tom Cruise.
In 1917, Samuel Rosen arrived at Ellis Island, fresh off the boat from Eastern Europe.
From callow immigrant fresh off the boat at Ellis Island to obsessed woman on a major mission, soprano Frederique Vezina was thoroughly prepossessing in the title role.
He had met Viveka at the time she was fresh off the boat from Mauritius, about 10 years ago.
He's proposed that some of the 11,277 apartments in Stuyvesant Town, one of Manhattan's nicer areas, should be given to Irish immigrants fresh off the boat.
I'd just come fresh off the boat - I didn't know what to do.
One of our mantras is always to source as locally as we possibly can, and there really is no better way to bring fish to a table than straight from your own supplier, fresh off the boat.