Definitions for nawabnəˈwɒb, -ˈwɔb
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a provincial governor in Mogul India.
Category: Indian (India)
Origin of nawab:
1750–60; < Urdu nawwāb < Ar nuwwāb, pl. of nā'ib deputy, viceroy
a governor in India during the Mogul empire
A deputy ruler or viceroy in India.
a deputy ruler or viceroy in India; also, a title given by courtesy to other persons of high rank in the East
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a viceroy of a province in the Mogul empire, applied also to a Mohammedan chief in India, and, spelt Nabob, to a man who has made his wealth in India.