nawab

noun
na·wab | \nə-ˈwäb \

Definition of nawab 

: nabob

Examples of nawab in a Sentence

a meeting with the nawabs on the university's board of trustees

First Known Use of nawab

1682, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nawab

Urdu nawāb

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The first known use of nawab was in 1682

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