Definitions for nabobˈneɪ bɒb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

na•bobˈneɪ bɒb(n.)

  1. any very wealthy, influential, or powerful person.

  2. (formerly, in Britain) a person who had acquired a large fortune in India.

    Category: Indian (India)

  3. Category: Indian (India)

    Ref: Archaic. nawab. 1

Origin of nabob:

1605–15; < Hindi nawāb

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nawab, nabob(noun)

    a governor in India during the Mogul empire

  2. nabob(noun)

    a wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the Orient)


  1. nabob(Noun)

    An Indian ruler within the Mogul empire; a nawab.

  2. nabob(Noun)

    Someone of great wealth or importance.

  3. nabob(Noun)

    A person with a grandiose style or manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nabob(noun)

    a deputy or viceroy in India; a governor of a province of the ancient Mogul empire

  2. Nabob(noun)

    one who returns to Europe from the East with immense riches: hence, any man of great wealth


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