Frobbed vs Flobbed - What's the difference?

frobbed | flobbed |


As verbs the difference between frobbed and flobbed

is that frobbed is (frob) while flobbed is (flob).

frobbed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (frob)

  • frob

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (jargon, MIT) Any small device or object (usually hand-sized) which can be manipulated.
  • Hand me that frob there, will you?

    Verb

  • (jargon, MIT) To manipulate objects considered to be frobs.
  • Hey, frob the switch.
  • (jargon, MIT) To manipulate equipment without any knowledge.
  • Hey! Stop frobbing that oscilloscope! You'll break it.

    References

    * frob'', in ''The New Hacker's Dictionary , 1996, by Eric S. Raymond. * *

    flobbed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (flob)

  • flob

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (UK, slang) spittle, especially a piece of spittle that has been spat out
  • Verb

  • (UK, slang) To spit or to gob.
  • *2010 , Charlie Brooker, The Guardian , 27 Sep 2010:
  • *:I pointed out that they both looked equally unhappy, and that he was essentially kicking himself. He contemplated this for a moment, then flobbed at me and kicked the weakling slightly harder.
  • References

    *OED 2006