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noun na·bob \ˈnā-ˌbäb\

: a very rich or important person

Full Definition of NABOB

:  a provincial governor of the Mogul empire in India
:  a person of great wealth or prominence

Examples of NABOB

  1. <dressed conservatively so as to make a good impression with the nabobs on the co-op's board>

Origin of NABOB

Hindi navāb & Urdu nawāb, from Arabic nuwwāb, plural of nā'ib governor
First Known Use: 1612

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