People who are immigrants, especially from Asia, who may act trendy, haughty and oblivious, yet may have broken english, a distinct accent, unwaveringly hold their cultural attitudes and customs, and do not assimilate well in the US. Orig. "Fresh Off The Boat", and may be affectionate or may be not. Also "Fobbish".
She's so fobish making that Khmer prank call. Wearing that big Nike logo shirt with the sport jacket makes him look fobish. She slurped her rice noodles and then held her fingers in a peace sign for the photo, how fobbish.
by psnack February 11, 2009