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1. A governor in India under the Mughal Empire. Also called nawab.
2. A person of wealth and prominence.
[Hindi nawāb, nabāb, from Arabic nuwwāb, pl. of nā'ib, deputy, active participle of nāba, to represent; see nwb in Semitic roots.]
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1. informal a rich, powerful, or important man
2. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a European who made a fortune in the Orient, esp in India
3. (Historical Terms) another name for a nawab
[C17: from Portuguese nababo, from Hindi nawwāb; see nawab]
nabobery, ˈnabobism n
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1. any very wealthy, influential, or powerful person.
2. (formerly, in Britain) a person who had acquired a large fortune in India.
3. Archaic. nawab.
[1605–15; < Hindi nawāb]
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|Noun||1.||nabob - a governor in India during the Mogul empire|
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
governor - the head of a state government
|2.||nabob - a wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the Orient)|
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nabob[ˈneɪbɒb] N → nabab m
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