nabob definition

  • noun:
    • A governor in India underneath the Mogul Empire. Also referred to as nawab.
    • one of wide range and prominence.
    • An Indian ruler within the Mogul kingdom; a nawab.
    • some body of great wide range or relevance.
    • A person with a grandiose style or manner.
    • A deputy or viceroy in India; a governor of a province of ancient Mogul empire.
    • a person who comes back to European countries from the East with immense riches: hence, any man of great wealth.
    • A viceroy or governor of a province in Asia underneath the Mogul kingdom: as, the nabob of Oudh; the nabob of Surat. The nabob was, properly speaking, a subordinate provincial governor, just who acted under a soubah or viceroy.
    • An honorary title sometimes conferred upon Mohammedans of difference.
    • An Anglo-Indian who has got obtained great wide range and resides in Eastern deluxe; ergo, any very wealthy and luxurious man.
    • a governor in Asia through the Mogul empire
    • a wealthy guy (especially a person who made his fortune into the Orient)

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