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Meaning of NABOB

Pronunciation:  'neybâb

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a wealthy man (who made his fortune in the Orient)

NABOB is a 5 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: man of means, rich man, wealthy man



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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
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.

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