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nabob

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noun na·bob \ˈnā-ˌbäb\

Simple Definition of nabob

  • : a very rich or important person

Full Definition of nabob

  1. 1 :  a provincial governor of the Mogul empire in India

  2. 2 :  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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