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Nabob definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NABOB, n.
1. A deputy or prince in India, subordinate to the Subahs; hence,
2. A man of great wealth.
NACKER. [See Naker]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a governor in India during the Mogul empire [syn: nawab, nabob]
2: a wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the Orient)

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Hindi nav?b & Urdu naw?b, from Arabic nuww?b, plural of n?'ib governor Date: 1612 1. a provincial governor of the Mogul empire in India 2. a person of great wealth or prominence

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 hist. a Muslim official or governor under the Mughal empire. 2 (formerly) a conspicuously wealthy person, esp. one returned from India with a fortune. Etymology: Port. nababo or Sp. nabab, f. Urdu (as NAWAB)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Nabob Na"bob (n[=a]"b[o^]b), n. [Hind. naw[=a]b, from Ar. naw[=a]b, pl. of n[=a]["i]b a vicegerent, governor. Cf Nawab.] 1. A deputy or viceroy in India; a governor of a province of the ancient Mogul empire. 2. One who returns to Europe from the East with immense riches: hence, any man of great wealth. `` A bilious old nabob.'' --Macaulay.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Indian deputy, viceroy, or governor. 2. Millionnaire, Croesus, Dives, very rich man, man of great wealth, man of fortune.

Moby Thesaurus

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